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coming up on our to ukraine's interim prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk is meeting with president obama at the white house less than two weeks after ukraine's elected president was overthrown more on that just ahead. and former congressman ron paul continues to fight for american liberty besides starting his own news network he continues to criticize the u.s. government overreach in foreign affairs and our t.v. interview with the wrong with ron paul coming up. and as american police departments become more militarized one congressman is introducing a new bill to curb the use of military type weapons by the police more on that later in the show.
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it's march twelfth eight pm here in washington i'm going to check on you're watching our team come ukrainians haven't chosen their new leaders in kiev but washington has already thrown its support behind the interim government there and the white house has cemented that support by hosting ukraine's interim prime minister the u.s. has pledged one billion dollars in loan guarantees to kiev also says the u.s. would break his own laws if it follows through with this under foreign assistance act it's legal to fund the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is the post by a coup but the us doesn't consider what happened in key of a coup or case honestly gives her take on the meeting. ukraine's cool appointed interim prime minister is in the u.s. capitol for a meet and greet with obama an appearance at the u.s. congress as well as talks with the heads of the i.m.f. and the world bank this visit has been raising lots of questions about ukraine's
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interim leadership making a visit to the u.s. a priority while the country is facing uncertainty as well as about u.s. attempts to profiteer ukraine based on its own interests it's no secret that washington is known for picking and choosing governments to support based on its own to political interests despite spoken principles actions speak louder than words and double standards become king after wednesday's meeting obama has said that the u.s. applauds the courage strength and skills of our saying and that the u.s. will continue supporting the coup appointed prime minister pointing at russia the us president has said that the us doesn't like seeing other countries dictating affairs or short term memory when it comes to america's own actions around the world while a handful of western political analysts. and the legitimate prime minister having come to power by passing the law washington definitely greets him with open arms after all it's no secret that the us has long been trying to get as close as possible to russia when it comes to nato expansion for one ukraine is russia's
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neighbor and despite the west and its media trying hard to play up russia is the bad guy in the enemy russian ukraine have a long history and common washington has already pledged one billion dollars in aid to kiev this reportedly discussed in more detail in wednesday's meeting between obama and it's a new not a cheap investment considering america's existing troubles at home those opposing this partnership in the u.s. say there are better ways to spend money than on this far from home crisis the u.s. based answer coalition for example started a campaign against u.s. taxpayer cash flowing into ukraine where extremist elements have made up the interim government ousting president who is not a favorite of the west or sunni its nukes over in ukraine foundation has nato and the department of state as official partners controversy was made on the peak of the ukrainian crisis when. a leaked phone conversation between the state department's victoria nuland and america's ambassador to ukraine unveiled its new because a favorite of washington the officials had been discussing ukraine's politics and its figures as basically pawns on
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a chessboard i think you know the guy who's got the economic experience the governing experience he sees the gut you know what he need to screech into any book on the outside he needs to be talking to them four times a week they don't u.s. officials popping up in my don to distribute snacks and essentially to cheer on the solution of the conflict had raised eyebrows too and now the u.s. is repeating that it has the best interests at heart like a mantra as america has clear favorites in this ongoing crisis with an obvious desire to see the queen get cozy with washington while we see republicans and democrats bashing it out over budget cuts and how to spend any given couple of millions of dollars at home finding common ground being a rarity one thing the apparently can agree on is uniting to just hand over one billion dollars to ukraine obama has said that the u.s. will not recognize a referendum results to be held this sunday in crimea and a party washington d.c. . to add to those here is part of what president obama had to say after the meeting
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with our city yes when you take a listen. we saw. the ordinary. parts of the country. that said we want to trade. you know the prime minister was part of that but that's a tremendous courage and build. throughout. the sense over the last several months. and i was joined earlier by eric draitser geo political analyst to stop in dot com and here's what he thought about the meeting. well this is all part of the united states is attempt to whitewash what happened in the forces that brought in the other leaders into power moreover it is an attempt to legitimize what the united states is doing us policy in terms of recognizing what is undoubtedly an illegal government and of course it's
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interesting that yats and you comes to washington and portrays himself as the voice of ukraine as the voice of the people of ukraine and most importantly as the legitimate voice of the people of ukraine considering that is completely out of keeping with not only international law but events on the ground we have course know that yatsenyuk was brought to power by particular forces in the west such as we saw with the victoria nuland phone call and other elements that we have seen brought into power on the wave of an illegal putsch and now coming to washington obama and his advisors are attempting to legitimize that putsch and tried to whitewash the fact that it is clearly illegal of course putin the russian government are not accepting this and this is really the heart of the matter. now president obama talked about the people of ukraine ukraine have the right to choose their own direction for the future do you think you also meant those in the south and east of the country was seen people taking to the streets in thousandths to protest what happened if. certainly not what obama means when he says the people of
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ukraine it's a euphemism for u.s. foreign policy u.s. foreign policy dictates whatever the people of ukraine or any other country might believe this is what this is what we've seen with so called the people of libya the people of syria the people of yemen the people of somalia the people of pakistan and we could go on and on and on every time the united states government refers to the people what they really mean is their people their chosen interests their political puppets and so forth and yatsenyuk is is really a representative of that when he talks about the people i wonder if he is referring also to the nazis who have seized power the right sector and. be in all of the rest of the individuals who have seized power by force and illegally or are they part of the so-called people this would be the question that if i had an opportunity i would ask president obama. eric i want to ask you about the we've heard a lot about financial aid. that that is coming to your.
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financial and so far what what what military help can keep if now expect from the u.s. . well in terms of mil in terms of military help i think that this is probably out of the question for one there is no relevant treaty under which the western powers could actually provide military assistance to ukraine although nato has attempted to expand its influence in a gemini into ukraine ukraine is not a nato partner it is not officially part of nato therefore there is no relevant treaty under which they could be protected militarily and i think it's also important to note that the military of ukraine itself is not necessarily behind yatsenyuk and the putsch government in kiev we saw recently an attempt to mobilize the military and only a tiny fraction of the military actually showed up for duty in loyalty to this so-called government in kiev we've seen high level defections within the military
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bureaucracy we have seen countless individuals high high ranking individuals who have sworn loyalty either to crimea or to their respective regions or simply refuse to swear loyalty to kiev so the question then is when you talks about military resistance resisting so-called russian aggression who exactly is he referring to and quite frankly i would also ask what russian aggression is he referring to because of course we saw last week the outs and you can making the outlandish claim regarding russian tanks on the streets tanks which do not exist which to which there is no evidence showing any russian tanks outside of the the treaty the. base so again when we're talking about yatsenyuk and his statements what we're really talking about of the statements of the united states and the state department those who brought the outs and you into power. eric. i will probably i don't know if you agree with me iow we're going to see
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a battle of two principles and international law if you will one of self-determination and another one. state sovereignty what do you think is going to happen over crimea. well it's still difficult to say because it looks like the crimean government which has already moved towards independence and defacto independence from ukraine and possibly moving towards at least certainly closer to the russian federation it remains to be seen what course is going to be taken because of course the united states and the nato powers have already established a historical precedent not only with kosovo but also with south sudan and a number of other instances where the united states when it serves their agenda supports self-determination and is not particularly interested in the sovereignty of nations that oppose its policies however in the case of crimea of course washington has already dismissed out of hand the notion that crimea has the right to self-determination that crimea has the right to independence so it is correct to
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say that there is a certain conflict not only with international law but with the precedent that's been established by the united states and the western powers and of course it is utter hypocrisy for obama and washington to deny the right of crimean people to determine their own future while having vociferously argued in favor of the right of kosovo albanians to determine their future of the people of south sudan to determine their future again this comes back to the question of is the united states truly interested in democracy or does the united states only use democracy as a convenient pretext to further a geo political agenda certainly i would argue the latter that was eric draitser political analyst at stopping peril as dot com. crimea's are preparing to vote this sunday on whether they want to secede from ukraine and join russia washington is dismissing the upcoming referendum calling it illegal while many crimean say the
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takeover of power in key it was illegal. and former congressman ron paul in an interview with the us and wald report said the u.s. should embrace crimea's self-determination citing the anti-government revolts in egypt and syria he says obama administration officials are being hypocritical and only selectively interested in self-determination artie's making lopez earlier caught up with juan paul and has been very critical of the administration's foreign policy in general they discussed the pullout of u.s. troops from afghanistan among other things. we are about to draw down our troops in a major way from afghanistan and finally end that war in december where do you think we go from here i hope oh. you know the other day i was making fun they said wow we've just spend these umpteen millions of dollars developing a pizza that will last in the in the out in the field for three years
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boy that's a great great idea sending the troops out there is there peace it will stay fresh for three years now if. we're not really going to leave we supposedly not in iraq but we're around iraq we have an embassy in the rack and if push comes to shove we're going to be back in there in spite of all that tragic circumstances you know i think it's going to really drive us home and forget about all that will be the destruction of the dollar and a bankruptcy which is which is possible. even if the end of this year you know the motivation that we say we're going to leave unless cars i signs this agreement with this well the agreement is nothing more than to protect our group troops against you know any charges of crimes made in to protect our contractors we might not have military but we're going to thousands of contractors and we're going to have a lot of influence on the contracts so it's we're going to be involved but
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fortunately less americans are being killed but what we've left in those countries is a lot worse than they had were before we started you know as bad as saddam hussein was the killing continues now a lot more than it was before we marched in there and so many people have died including you know in a two wars over ten thousand americans have died and chuck hagel said that he does want to reduce troop forces by forty thousand and that's gotten a lot of backlash from different republicans and military leaders. what not what is your personal stance when it comes to reducing the troops well not enough cut more and what war are we going to fight and my comment when that came out was yeah this is a good idea this reduce this reduce the i consider him very insincere i mean this is all politics because congress won't let that happen and that's just sort of fluff
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but what you want to reduce you can't cut back on the military when you cut back on the military intervention is over the you know the. foreign policy your foreign policy has to change if we're to be the policemen of the world now why in the world are we so soon volved in ukraine you know it's not like it seemed cuba we have to be involved in our promising one billion or fifteen billion one hundred four hundred billion and where we're involved in that but that that is not you know we're not capable of doing that so our argument is that we should and shouldn't even try and on these we have to read change the foreign policy and then you can have a much smaller military think that there is a realm in the republican party right now for anti-war stances oh absolutely you know that's been and that's been the tradition and the amazing thing i don't think
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it's so much the republican party democratic party there's a vacuum out there for this position in both parties and i think philosophically both parties are controlled by philosophy if it's pro war and pro intervention and profane. it's going to infiltrate both both parties. so i think this whole it issue is not so much injecting into the republican party but injecting these views into the general public and that's where we're having a lot of success because it was the general public that finally sent a message to washington about mr president we don't think it's a good idea to bombs. syria and i think it had an effect so we're making progress there there's a large majority american people now know about the federal reserve they may not conclude what i've concluded that we need to radically change the monetary system and have a gold backing to the currency there are at least saying we need to audit the federal reserve and the federal reserve is very important and they are responsible
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so we're making a lot of progress there but yes there is room in the republican party there was a time when the republican party was a much nor noninterventionist party but there's a room in the democratic party too because in in the last several decades it was thought that progressive democrats were the nonintervention is an anti-war people but they don't do such a good job i mean they're there are as aggressive as the democrats as the republicans are dr ron paul with the ron paul channel thank you so much for joining us thank you a small sleepy town in north carolina called roanoke rapids may bear little or no resemblance to cavil or bonked out but it's police department now has its own mind resistant ambush protected vehicles or am wraps so do police departments in many other towns and counties across the u.s. all thanks to the pentagon so-called ten thirty three a program which provides over transfers surplus department of defense military
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equipment to state and local civilian law enforcement agencies without charge georgia congressman hank johnson is about to introduce a bill that would rein in that kind of police militarization and i was doing earlier by michael shank associate director for legislative affairs at the friends committee on national legislation he worked on the bill and here's what he said i asked them what is the driving concert behind this legislation. we've got several concerns there's a cost concern there's an accountability concern there's a cultural concern what's happening to america's main streets are being militarized and we're becoming more and more representative of a war zone as you mentioned in your lead but there's a lot of waste fraud and abuse potential here and misuse so in response to occupy wall street you see these armored personnel carriers and increasingly assault weapons increasingly drones aircraft being used by very small town police chiefs who i mean it's very much kind of boys in their toys using weaponry that they really don't need in the local community and especially with those military
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vehicles why would you need that at a university campus in iraq about the university of ohio is that that's exactly right and so these are these are weapons that run six hundred thousand seven hundred thousand on the market so these small towns are getting these weapons this machinery. and then they have to do maintenance on it so not only do they have a machine that they can keep they have a machine that ultimately they don't need the bill you mentioned congressman johnson spill would both bands coming from the war zone to small towns in america it would also ban drones in aircraft and assault weapons it would allow things to come across like you know microwaves that have been used in the in the war zone certainly police chiefs might need to use for a microwave or refrigerator or car vehicle some like that but i think bigger than that it bans and also does oversight currently there's no inventory there's no accountability so police chiefs in india and in illinois are either selling them on e bay or giving them to friends assault weapons or we're talking nothing but the assault weapons are given to friends selling on
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e bay so there's really no accountability system in place that's what the bill would look at and that is quite alarming you talked about drones and police departments are now acquiring those groans but their argument is that the draws allow them to patrol cities better how would you respond to that argument right so there's certainly some benign use of drones in terms of surveillance and the department of homeland security is looking at that the department homeland security is actually given in addition to this ten thirty three program they're given terrorism grants. we've given thirty four billion so far to police chiefs all across america to essentially cash to use how they once they're also buying assault weapons drones or craft and bombs the problem there is once it's on armed then there's an accountability issue and there's a cultural issue too to my earlier point do we want america becoming less and less safe lower social capital people aren't feeling safe in the public sphere and we're reminding ourselves of the very war zones that we're essentially liberating are trying to protect in theory that was michael schenker associate director for legislative affairs at the friends committee on national legislation. president
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obama's nominee to head the national security agency vice admiral michael rogers defended bulk collection data of data during a senate hearing yesterday not only that but he also said he considers legal protection for corporations that share information with intelligence agencies a critical element he said in any new cybersecurity legislation in a written statement to a senate panel rogers said quote i believe that we need to maintain an ability to obey queries so phone records in a way that is agile and provides results in a timely fashion being able to quickly review phone connections associated with terrorist to assess whether a network exists is critical meanwhile privacy advocates little or no momentum in congress to rein in mess of violence in any significant way so when the head of the senate intelligence committee dianne feinstein complained about the cia's alleged hacking into the computers of her staff activist groups accused her of hypocrisy
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art is a mirror david caught up with the code pink protest group outside dianne feinstein's office chair brings us more from the capitol. well today code pink activists gathered here on the hell to pay a special visit to senator dianne feinstein's office their group here is frustrated over senator feinstein's accusations that the cia hacked into senate intel. committee computers and they tell me that's because they find her concern over the spying to be somewhat hypocritical she shouldn't just be asking for an apology she should say she demands that head start rolling who is responsible for this and they should certainly lose their jobs if not go to jail but we're also saying that she should have been outraged by this kind of spying by the n.s.a. and millions and millions of innocent americans and she wasn't she was actually a cheerleader for the n.s.a. and we were very disappointed in her yesterday senator feinstein took to the senate
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floor and condemned the agency's surveillance of the investigation here's what she had to say i have grave concerns with the cia's search may well have highlighted the separation of powers principles embodied in the united states constitution including the speech and debate clause it may have undermined the constitutional framework essential to effect of congressional oversight of intelligence activities or any arguer government. the senate report at the center of this heated dispute is a detailed investigation of the agency's rendition detention and interrogation program which the bush administration started just after nine eleven report concluded that the program produced little intelligence of value and claimed the cia exaggerated its worth to the white house and to congress now it's important to note that the group of activists here today are very much in support of the senate
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investigating and exposing that program clearly there are some horrific accounts of torture in that report otherwise the cia wouldn't be going through such lengths to cover it up i think that the american people deserve to know what's being done in their name what's making other people around the world hate us and i also think it's incredibly important to bring the torturers to press q to torture is to name. them and hold them accountable for what they've done and today they delivered a letter to senator feinstein's office in which they listed a number of demands we think that the senator could start an accountability campaign by one ending cia and n.s.a. spying and also firing john brennan or at least calling on the president to fire john brennan the head of the cia activists say this is the moment for senator feinstein to draw the line in the sand and make it clear where she stands on government spying in washington and the other day that our team. and before we go
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don't forget to tune in at nine pm for larry king now tonight's guests are the cast from the comedy central show workaholics here's what they had to say about their previous work experience are you successful telemarketers. i was good at it i was weirdly i was the number two guy at. the number one guy was until psychopath you have to be it's a day to day doing the work for a mormon organization oh yeah. and did they watch you know i i'm sure they tune in and they have to go what's the secret of telemarketing. i lying you have a lot of yourself first before you're able to write a law to everyone who are good you have to go on the heartless just not here and know there's a lot of like they're like absolutely not and then you go great so does that mastercard start with the four or. so tune in at nine pm tonight here on our team erica that does it for now for more on the stories that we covered go to youtube
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here in the us we've all these complicated laws in our justice system that are supposedly on the books to make us the fairest serious countries of them all but sometimes all that crap adds up to arguably the exact opposite of just a case in point james to gorski convicted murderer of seven people who was just awarded about a half a million dollars for taking a beating in jail in one thousand nine hundred three in a body went into brown's chicken and pasta restaurant in the chicago area to commit a robbery to gorski and his accomplice ended up shooting and stabbing the two owners of the restaurant plus five employees and then the two very bad guys left all seven bodies in the restaurant's body and cooler in fleece or in two thousand to divorce he was arrested and began the long legal process but when he arrived at
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the prison divorced he was beaten by a prison guard he suffered facial fractures and had to get metal plates implanted into his spade to guard claims self-defense and was acquitted of battery charges but then to gorski filed a civil suit for the beating that was put on hold while as murder trial was happening so he was finally convicted of the murders in two thousand and nine and sentenced to life in prison seven years after he was arrested that's how long the trial took in our justice system with the murder trial over gorski got back to his civil suit against the guard who beat him the case just concluded and of course he was awarded four hundred and fifty one thousand dollars so he. it's about a half a million dollars for getting beat up in jail while the seven people he kills just get to stay dead and their families get to see the killer get a giant amount of money is that justice according to divorce lawyer the very
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picture of it she said it really stands to the proposition that our constitutional rights are not on a sliding scale for some people as soon as we start going down that path let us delivery slope where all of our rights are in jeopardy she's got a point there we let jail guards or any authority figures beat up one guy we don't like we make it ok for them to beat up anyone that's the justice system we have here if blind as a damn bat and protect the gruesome killers even awards them huge sums of money. i don't know that threat or bond but what i do know is this whether it's murderers making bank bankers making crooked rules or crooked rulers screwing us all all too often in this country it seems like the bad guys are the ones that always win tonight let's talk about that by going on twitter as the rest of it.
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will. run its technology innovation all the developments from around russia we go to the future covered. oh there i marinate it this is boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up we look at us at based companies that made billions in offshore profits last year all thanks to low tax countries in which they parked their stiff files we'll tell you all about it coming right up then we have a condom is thomas kelly live and in studio today last time we sat down with dr polly
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he spoke of financialization as the root cause of what we're seeing in the u.s. and global economies today we're getting his thoughts on the u.s. economy moving forward you won't want to miss my interview with him and finally in today's big deal edward harrison and i are discussing wage growth yesterday we spoke about ave nomics failing because of a lack of wage growth but why is japan such a clue at least for the u.s. we'll tackle this subject and much more time now to get to. our story today low corporate tax locales now in two thousand and thirteen cash
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abroad rose by two hundred six billion dollars as some of the largest u.s. companies park their earnings in the low tax countries like bermuda ireland luxembourg and the netherlands and switzerland as well of course switzerland now the increase in profits held outside of the us has been particularly large of technology companies many of which have moved patents and other intellectual property to low tax regions now appear. bloomberg multinational companies have accumulated almost two trillion dollars outside the u.s. that's up eleven point eight percent from one year ago microsoft apple and i.b.m. added thirty seven point five billion dollars or eighteen point two percent of the total increase now many countries with lower corporate tax rates use this as a vehicle to increase investment from abroad while also increasing jobs at home and over the past few years the response of u.s. based companies has been pretty consistent book profits offshore and leave them
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there yeah it's consistent across the board and the top fifteen companies now hold over seven hundred ninety five billion dollars outside the u.s. these companies are deferring hundreds of billions billions with a b hundreds of billions of dollars in u.s. taxes that's a lot of money at the same time they're lobbying to end the system that they describe as putting them at a competitive disadvantage in the world markets sounds like it right now here in the u.s. congress hasn't moved on this issue because many don't believe that the two thousand and four bush tax breaks for overseas corporate profits were successful that's it it's very simplest now the capitalists read executives of multibillion dollar companies they argue that they should be able to bring back their cash without paying a repatriation tax they argue that that's yet another form of double taxation on the corporate income that they've already paid which churches job creators such as themselves in fact mr paul jacobs executive chairman of gave his shareholders
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a homework assignment this is a true story called a homework assignment and he wrote quote send your congress people your opinion that you'd like american companies to be able to bring offshore money back to the united states to either reinvest or return to shareholders now it should be mentioned that qualcomm has over twenty one point six billion dollars in overseas profits yeah jacobs wants to bring home his money and not have to pay for it but why would any ok ok to be fair he along with other. companies have quartered in corporate tax locales like ireland so are willing to go so far as to fork over five percent of the money that they've earned to uncle sam mind you carried interest is taxed at fifteen percent so to put this all in perspective that's the sweet corporate tax rate fifteen percent on carried interest that mitt romney gets on his income so they're willing to pay even less than mr mitt romney. it's pretty generous no.
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in january we spoke to dr talley about the u.s. economy specifically income inequality and secular stagnation resulting directly from the financialization of the economy dr paul lee is back now and we want to take the discussion a look further this time getting his views on where the u.s. economy is headed so first and foremost welcome back to the show dr polly i'm thrilled to have you here and you always teach me so much now tom i want to revisit our conversation from last time specifically the idea of financialization because i have taken that word from you and just abused it occur all across the show i love it it's a fantastic term but when we last spoke we discussed financialization increasing the concentration of not just wealth but power and economic ideas basically making it more difficult to reform the system now what i want to ask you today is can you
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give me some examples of how this is happening making it more difficult. to reform as well in many ways financial as ation drives the whole policy agenda obviously we've seen it in sort of resistance to financial reform that the dodd frank stuff has brought into a lot of resistance they have been want to derivatives included the too big to fail stuff all of that the whole financial sector across the board you see it in the corporate governance stuff the the emphasis on. buybacks the refusal to refuse corporate governance to make companies more accountable to shareholders. more accountable to stakeholders the full sort of people who contribute to value you see it of course in opposition to trade unions that's part of the deal one of the things that actually financial investors don't even realize is that trade unions are a form of corporate governance they keep c.e.o.'s from looting the company. they keep the c.e.o.'s honest from stopping them paying themselves too much in the way of
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c.e.o. pay so that's good for shareholders right and it's a funny part that that piece of how trade unions played a role in corporate governance got lost in the stories we tell because we see a lot of silly c.e.o. is not. going to be out there well you know if a very of a c.e.o. wants twenty percent then the union going to say i want to get the answer your voice but also put a stop on. the other piece of it of course you see it in the international agenda very much where the sort of the trade agenda very much about shipping jobs offshore that's good for the bottom line that means financial lines up behind that but is that good for american families and american workers not so so you can run across the full range of policies you have to realize just how deep this financial problem runs in terms of impacting washington and impacting economic policy and i would say it even runs into the federal reserve which i hope maybe we'll talk a little but yes we will get there and it scares me because i mean it's a social experiment that we trying for the first time now speaking of ideas last week university of oregon professor tim dewey he wrote
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a post that seemed to indicate that over the past thirty years the fed tends to tell you before wage growth accelerates beyond two percent i want to throw up this chart see that you can see it to where we go. now wage growth and federal funds rate now what do you make of this idea well i think i do is actually right that's that's the facts and it's speaking back into this financial position narrative the federal reserve abandoned a commitment to full employment essentially in the late one nine hundred seventy s. and shifted to focusing on low inflation and underlying it was just a. justification came from the economics profession which basically said the federal reserve clause do much about employment right and therefore all it should do is focus on what it can do something about which is inflation and that's now that's dead wrong it turns out that not only can the federal reserve do something about it. employment but when you focus just on inflation in this way you end up
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squeezing wages and shifting the distribution of income from wages to profits so that's how the federal reserve and what's gone on over the last twenty five years has fed into this financial ization. issue and this is what we have to hope for in this where we have to keep the eye on the ball not maybe. janet yellen is going to be a different. great policy operator we need to put pressure on her to make sure that she does not step on the brakes before wages start to increase and there's more to be said on this rate and actually it's kind of like i you know work we don't want to head into deflation we definitely don't want to head on to into deflation when i when i read this little exchange on the web between i think. professor do we may have been responding to something that paul krugman wrote to us just today right now well maybe it's a way around it paul krugman is apt this time paul krugman is absolutely right on this issue the first point to start is that we still have
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a major debt overhang in the household sector the best way to reduce that debt overhang is to have some wage growth not talking not not just real wage growth but also nominal wage growth dollars taken home that's the way to reduce the burden of debt the other piece of this story as i've already referred to a little bit is about this problem of the distribution of income between wages and profits what we have seen over the last. is a very significant redistribution from wages from work because to profits to capital we have and that's part of the the reason why we are in stagnation now that we have the shortage of demand so we have a major tosk of redistributing income that from profits to wages and that's going to require a wage growth and actually i think right now it's going to require wage growth and it's going to require full imply. and it requires both and therefore the the fed must avoid stepping on the brakes because it can kill both if it steps on the
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brakes it will kill full employment and it can kill wage growth as well so keep excel orating but paul krugman he argued that the fed would be wrong to raise rates too soon in order to cut off wage growth but low rates i want to get straight are amplifying risky behavior in the financial markets how do you fix this that i mean other than what you just said but how do you fix this specifically well i think this is this what this will fix itself in part as the economy starts to strengthen and as you fix that demand problem then there will become a time when it will be appropriate to to start to raise interest rates in the meantime as you redistribute back. from profits to wages that'll put a check on risk taking behavior and finally this is where it gets complicated this is where it's a hard thing to do on television there are other ways of organizing financial regulation and i myself have written for about fifteen years on something called
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asset based reserve requirements what we have to do is get the federal reserve to change the way it governs the system instead of instead of just using interest rates it's got to make financial institutions hold liquidity against the assets and i love this i think that's a fantastic idea that well let me you thought at first because i thought that i figured out how to fix what you're betting on here that you're brilliant and beautiful are. let me explain how that would work i mean it's a fantastic thing because then you can use the interest rate to manage the overall level of macro economic activity but you can change the reserve requirement on asset classes according to your concerns with them you have a house price bubble over there you don't want to raise interest rates it's going to hurt manufacturers it's going to drive up the exchange rate etc why not raise the reserve requirement on new mortgage lending why not it's brilliant and immediately the cost of loans goes up if you have a concern about. stock market bubbles put a margin requirement on all equity holdings and all the equity that margin
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borrowing vary but put a marginal qualm of the natural holdings that reduces the return to stocks makes the most attractive ways to do this but we cannot get into the discussion because the mainstream economists who i think either consciously or unconsciously in the service of finance block us all you and i are going to do a talk about how they are we are they all are card fed policy we're going to do it . anywhere we have to take a quick break but you don't go anywhere either because dr palli is sticking around and we'll have more with him when we return then in today's big deal edward harrison and i are talking about guess what wage growth certainly is a big deal now just today a nobel prize winning economist who may or may not be working for a big media cold cruel man wrote in albany new york times on this very subject we just talked about it mr harrison are going to break it down a little bit further and as we had to break here i look at your some some of your closing numbers at the bell we stick around.
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and. i would read that as questions to people in positions of power instead of speaking on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on our t.v. question or. the i'm a celeb was terrible to say the i'm
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very hard to make out a letter to get along here is a plot that never had sex with the perfect their lives let alone. lists le my. list. of.
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we're back now with economist dr thomas who authored the book from financial crisis to stagnation and restoring shared prosperity a policy agenda for a leading keynesian economist now welcome back we're glad you're here i want to pick up where we left off now last week i we had. of principalities on the show and she discussed the idea. which i want to play you some something she said take a listen. let me talk about something that i call shrink. it's something that happened in the nine hundred seventy s. before the data reflected inflation and it's literally the size of things starts to get smaller like candy bars started to have you know cadbury's said they're taking two squares of chocolate off the chocolate bar but they're going to sell it to you at the same price and when you open a bag of potato chips there are far fewer in there there's more compressed air there are so many examples of this but what it tells you is there's margin pressure because the costs are rising enough the company needs to pass on the cost to you
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the consumer so what do you make of this i love the i'm delighted the chips in the back because i eat them all of them but i don't think i get but let's talk economics here. actually it does probably i'm pretty sure it shows up in the inflation numbers because the way the b.l.s. . collects the inflation data as it goes out there and adjusts for anything that's changed so if you were looking at a call for instance they will adjust with there's been some sort of quality improvement over the a chocolate bar they will they have out there if there's been a if there's been a shrinkage in size they should measure it as having correspondingly increased in price so i do believe it is called but that's a technical issue you may want to call up the b.l.s. and see whether they do do it just in journalism there's a lot of i know it was a really great. now i am and i love the word translation but i actually interpret it slightly differently from from but the knowledge that what we're actually seeing
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with shrinks lation i call it margin expansion because the firms are giving charging more while supplying less so what's happened is we've actually had an increase in the profit margin and this is part of the point of the process of taking out of the pay packet and putting into profits so it's a slightly different perspective and the way for the reason forms can get away with it is because of lack of competition this is they're basically increasing their profit margin by doing this is part of their strategy and it therefore comes back to what we've been talking all along about this whole major problem in the us and global economy of income shifting from labor to capital this is just one small dimension of it you've got a little window of it through a strange little thing called pricing of chocolate box and price you know her or simply it's really more. now here's the thing first and foremost has this happened before and why would companies care about hiding inflation from their consumers why is that in their interest well they're very savvy marketers they have marketing
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departments and they would run the test if we put up a put up the direct price how's that going to work out and if we can if we just shrink the thing and hold it hold the line on price how's that's going to work out which is better for the bottom line and that's savvy i think it's just that this is business at work and they're getting away with it and they're getting away with it which is the most business and they go tom what would you do differently if you had the opportunity to essentially just run monetary policy what would be your plan. well i would have to stay the course with low interest rates and not start to not put. raise interest rates prematurely that's that's going to going to do damage but i want to go back to talking what we will about what you will see it is about a change of monetary policy regime that's needed and this thing called asset based reserve requirements is what i would really recommend that the federal reserve move to and i don't know if they have the legal authority to do it right now but if they don't they should be asking for what we did learn from the last. twenty years of
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policy is that simply controlling interest rates and targeting inflation does not work you get massive builds up the financial instability balance sheets go crazy etc when having a little bit of that now so you need other tools of policy and that's when we come back to needing things like asset based reserve requirements where we can again target precisely those parts of the economy that we think are overheated pose a danger by the way that another good side to it if you want to say encourage investment or until we have a major task going into the future to green the u.s. economy to deal with climate change right well that's not ok this is a great this is a great opportunity here what we can do is we can say if banks make loans for green investment we're going to give them a negative negative asset base of the republican to give them a credit which they can offset again something else lower the cost of credit for those type of investments we've got in a certain renewal to do we can all of these socially desirable. issues we've got
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infrastructure to build we want the private sector involved put a negative requirement on it so this is this is a this is a way of managing finance that again we moved away from because we wanted to turn it all over to to wall street and let the magicians do it on them by themselves and it's been catastrophic for us you know while i mean obviously we know when this happened but what was the logic behind that very obviously other than the wall street titans serving their own interests what was the political logic behind doing such well i like to talk about a war of ideas and progressives lost the war of ideas in the nineteen seventies and ronald reagan came in and he was just a fantastic sales person and he sold coon after he wanted to do it is there he sold economic kool-aid to people i don't think he came up with it was smart people behind him who were feeding him economic policies that were in the interests
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of capital and he sold it to the american people and a lot of people bought it and continue to buy it and it's against their economic self-interest most sort of trying to unwind it very slowly and unfortunately i when i talk about these things i like to think by them. ideas of what once the set of ideas grabs hold of the public's imagination it's very very hard on wind you can give all the good arguments you want all the evidence you want but people stick with the idea until it fails so when it does. a bad idea. has to be true and then gets has to be disproved by events and then in a sense that's what the financial crisis about it showed a particular paradigm was rotten to the core and didn't work but even then it was to. people still hold out that it might be capable of reform it might be coming back i don't know if you would if you were doing the show back then but in
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two thousand and nine people were talking about green shoots remember. people have been hoping that things are going to come back and that's what's so important about this stagnation debate i've been hoping and waiting for the term stagnation to kick into the public discourse because now we can have we didn't bounce back. and this is the opening and the question is how do we explain that i promise you from wall street and from those working on behalf of finance they'll have an explanation that keeps things exactly the same we're going to we're not going to. have it. and author dr thomas thank you so much for your time your time now for today.
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edward harrison and i are discussing. japan acacia. japan occasion of the u.s. economy more specifically. how the obvious nomics experiment might chart the fortunes of america's economic future now for refresher of a nomics is japanese president economic plan to pull his country out of decades of poor economic performance and inflation the plan calls for three arrows one fiscal stimulus two monetary easing three structural reform but those arrows seem to be ineffective or at very least not hitting their target now yesterday we spoke about japan's goal of a two percent inflation rate and how that would be impossible if there is no wage growth think of it this way japanese people like to save and the japanese wages are stagnant if they maintain their old mentality of saving and if their wage wages are
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stagnant and people will be forced to consume less it's very simple that's when they're faced with raising prices they just can't consume more correct you think now higher prices in other words higher prices with the same amount of money means less consumption very simple but it isn't that hard if it seems confusing but it's actually easy to get ahold of when she can break it down often almost wants to change japan's consumer culture spend now but don't save it if it doesn't seem to be working out what are they going to do so ed yesterday you said that abi nomics was family in it because this is typically the lack of wage growth now why in japan is it's so crucial as a test case for the u.s. that we look at this lack of wage growth and what's going on there why does it affect the u.s. so much because a lot of the issues are similar to what's happening in japan in terms of the concepts of deflation versus inflation in terms of you know high levels of debt within the private sector in the u.s. it's actually concentrated in the household sector rather than in the corporate sector as it was in japan so that makes it even more onerous so the problem
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basically is that once you go through these simple cool business cycle periods where you think everything is doing well once you get to the business cycle trough that's where you have the next recession then sudden. boom the whole debt issue comes back into play the fact that you have a lack of wage growth is also there and then suddenly you know you hit a big pickup and that's when the deflation takes hold that's when the whole japan if occasion starts to take hold it didn't take hold in japan immediately it was over time it was as they went through these these these series of recessions now here it why would inflation be a good thing for the u.s. i think a lot of people are wondering you know they hear inflation it seems to go on as well and know why would that be a good thing for the u.s. war don't think it is a good thing inflation is not a good people say that it's a good thing that's because they think we get caught up in a repeat of the one nine hundred seventy s. that's the question you know like when all this is going on when you had
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a full employment that led to higher wages and increased wage growth well in terms of the seventy's you had basically workers had more power were larger and you also were closer to full employment and therefore you could have a situation in which things were ratcheted up at the same time you had to price shots from the two energy crisis the oil shocks that also contributed to inflation at the same time and when you have that sort of a shock obviously either the economy is going to collapse or you have to pass through to wages in some capacity so that people can actually continue to spend so i don't think that we're going to go back to the seventy's it's a completely different story and i think what's going to happen is that the lack of wage growth is going to catch up to us the next time that we have a cyclical downturn and then people will still have high levels of household debt and as a result of that you know they're going to cut back again and then we're going to
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be that much closer if we're already already aren't in deflation prove always optimistic here as always christine by the way over an hour you can see all segments featured in today's show on you tube that you tube dot com slash boom bust our t. we also love here. from you check out our facebook page facebook dot com slash boom bust r.t. you can tweet us at air unaided at edward and h. from all of us here at boom bust thank you for watching we'll see you next time by .
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today on larry king now the one of the college please listen adam divine an old broad my little gabby a larry stroke rate that's work well instead of. in a small break in surgery until you have a stroke won't masturbate my children thirteen or fourteen from where they watch or not watch and so i think yes those records were supposed to move the way that the dangers of the world were like a cautionary tale as were than the new p.b.s. we have these assessments i would say settle down after every episode and talk about yeah are you close friends or is this just for work we hate each other truthfully i'm glad you brought it up plus wait a little bit oh ok i'm next on larry king now.
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welcome to larry king now and joining us today are the creators writers and stars of the hit comedy central series workaholics it's about three image short of college grads who work together as telemarketers from nine to five live together from five to nine and party they have a twenty four seventh's there adam divine blake anderson then unders home on the show workaholics it's now in its fourth season airs what. you revving it up yeah there's a way in the days at ten eastern nine central on comedy central the usual real names right yet we are spans the first names in the second all these or is easier so you'd remember it was easier to remember you know when you look at him you know not accomplish the actors i don't want to have to look at blake and think is his name jolt and i can't i can't remember with my dumb brain wonder we watch a clip together it would then get down to a discussion of workaholics and. try to
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find the dirs effect the load of d.j. spinning and guess what d.j. . d.j. and go. very cool cool yeah right i don't i don't get it but i'm pumping your palms i'm pumped about that d.j. ngo django jamie foxx i sooner stand but honestly let's hear you first what are you thinking as for the second oh yeah right there yeah it was a does a you know yes it is hairy but i'm harvesting energy and i'm storing it here in my core how ok because i have like a dance body right but i need to maintain the course i don't hurt myself out there on the razor for because i get it gets pretty wild man it's wild because all these energies tossed around a good photo over here he got cancer and you know you'll see the notes in your belly dance in your belly and then you just. fall awesome with all the energy like a little flower hopefully goes
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a step that energy for you know. will they want to go up to the gap oh right i mean i think that's called means a party supplies are the best you can ask a sub a bill of. energy oh. ok who we don't move i was good i was out of all this started we met in junior college or as close to myself and then. his best friend carl who plays coral we met there started doing improv and stuff together and writing sketches and then moved out to l.a. i became roommates with kyle and we started making internet videos and then i'm editors at the second city conservatory to take on more classes and one. like you to just kind of happened like right then and we were like see where you do you could put stuff on the internet and have people watch it not like download it for forty five minutes you know and way better than paying our friends and beer to come
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see us live yeah i did comedy central did you find them of a phone you they found us which is the coolest thing out of. so we made comedy videos for like four or five years you know we made like eighty some are really good genius even in this and most were pretty bad you know a lot were really a saw the ones that were pretty good and they got out with lines out there i mean that's that's that's the way usually goes came up with why workaholics you don't look like workaholics we concentrated on the whole it's part yeah yeah and then through work in there because that's that's what we were going to do we're going to be in an office environment are you close friends or is this just for work we hate each other through fully i'm glad you brought it up yeah we had to get to a lot of people you want us life later you know these are my guys they were like my groomsman in my wedding and everything you know you know it's i'll tell you what i married a married man to you yes i also married no other the was his analysts
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they blocked it out you know she's a pretty strong mentally so she can kind of just. put it outside of her life as a this thing and that's why i can get the good shampoo exactly who it was the more i did we did but i was just a p.a. when we got the show so i went from p.a. to a.p. you know which was pretty exciting i was there when you were actually going to let me guess the license plate so yeah it's the one how you guys dealing with all this success they've all gone to your head. gone are no. time i say i'm sorry but you just take you. out of you don't pot is a true yeah i don't a lot of pot lot of weed in the hall or rather one washington or well legally here illegally and right before we got the show cod both had a good pot connect and was a good still knows pretty bad but it was cheap on him so it's selling huge bags of
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it people like oh my god i have it i'm getting a really good deal you made a good living you know very poor i'm so glad you got the t.v. show blake yes why does this show work why doesn't the show work what do you think of i guess if we had the hair helps but. i don't know i think a lot of people respond to the fact that you know we're actual friends making a t.v. show or playing friends and it's just kind of that natural friendship you know young men like to see men get this is the two young men there you know oh yeah that's our that's our demo to him going to that are more men than women yeah unfortunately but the chicks i like our show are usually pretty cool yeah they're down do you think you're defining a generation i don't know you know if you say that sure. please do what do you what do you what do you think the matter is it's scripted i think we improv about thirty
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six percent. hard how long does it take to do a show and you're good you take one day a week two days it takes four days and then we take monday to prep and all that and then it takes we write the season like three months before it or shows all different most shows like the writers are writing the show as they're shooting the episodes and we can't do that since we write every episode we have to. be in the writers room for three three and a half months you tell him are they did yourselves yeah into a she says to fill in kind of the senate about this is a play within a play. we crawled right down the rabbit hole with this argument that if you want to circle right yeah you know where the snake is eating the other snake that's the thing that you know the show will just be us are taking on larry ten guys who got their own t.v. show who watches workaholics who's that called it's
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a cult following it's a real hold and it is still you are there. ten o'clock we wadley give me a tintype of your view anyone wearing a flat gram baseball cap or girls that wear denim jacket with a bunch of pens on and hold your view are small and eighteen i would say the median age is nineteen eighteen yes i think it's pretty young but also it's weird like you'll be at a grocery store and like some dad is like hey i don't play and i walk for my kids and then like you know why it's down when his wife like comes around the corner how do you like being noticed it's it's cool you dig it well it has its advantages if free shots at bars and stuff so yeah it's kind of call a lot of free it is sometimes a dangerous amount why do you call you so celebrities to me i feel like i'm a fake celebrity because i'm not like because i feel like people think i'm approachable when and people are willing to come up and talk to me like like on their friend show like a real celebrity you're intimidated like if you see denzel washington on the street
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you're not going to run up to him or whatever you're going to do they come up to yeah and slap you on the back yes and i use slip need we need but this is the show sometimes is borderline it can be inappropriate right oh yeah today yeah you better get hate mail. i mean not yet really knowing our physical mail but like now the new hate mail is a tweet never just like this. a lot of hate to hundreds i hate you and you're like cool good to know that in the end but reminded of the time i wait like that my children are thirteen and fourteen should they watch or not watch him though. so i think this job jack is worth supposin in the way that the dangers of the world were like a cautionary tale as were than the new p.b.s. we have news that has me i would say settle down after every episode and talk about will to destroy their school life i think so it might make middle school a little better for it because they'll be the only as in that who owns
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a middle school ok well then yeah hundred percent your parents watch the show yeah yeah yeah and some more do they think of your fame i think they're their pomps that it actually happened because it was just a long time of like so you're still making play in like make it make believe with your friends right just out there in california let's get the gist of this whole thirty two hole be you twenty nine i will be you thirty. you think it's about time we go up we've got eight more years left in us you know how much longer do you think this has before and so durst turns forty yeah and i know that goes are a yeah i think it is but then the shelling is funnier so right it would be funny if you're gray i'm can plainly bald in a moment comes a woman finally is anybody a parent yeah i got a two month old at home with girl boy just tearing it up or what is he going to
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grow up and he's going to see tapes of you guys it's going to be hard no one hopefully will hopefully. you know and it's weird like you're really i'm from like outside chicago you know like typical suburbs these seem like old john hughes movies and now i'm about to raise a kid in like a hollywood atmosphere so i'm a little weird yeah it's weird but we'll have to figure it out as i go do you think the shelf life of the show how many more years you've got to me you're in your fourth year really good in television. i think it's got six years seven eight i guarantee you it's got six i'll bet my child's life on that well you heard what all is like oh yeah what the hell. it was seven and i can take another one that's the fun part that is the fun that are the most i believe could do eight and get out before everyone's like oh my god. i mean do you do you see is ten years from now you're still a team are you advance for workaholics are you now on n b c i was
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a sit com what are you i think for us we always want to work together in some capacity and if we go off and do different stuff for a couple years and then come back but i think our goal is to make movies together whether it's movies that we all star together or like this one black stars and we're good movies we next yeah you know what i want right now all you yeah based on workaholics no it's going to be the three of us. but a little bit different are you successful telemarketers. i was good at it i was weirdly i was the number two guy at. the number one guy was a total psychopath and you have to be it's a day to day doing interview work for a mormon organization oh yeah tell him i'm debate watch you know i'm i i'm sure they tune in they have to go around into what's the secret of telemarketing. i lie you have to lie to yourself first m l border into iraq and lie to everyone in the
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market you have to lie the elderly heartless just not hearing no there's a lot of like they're like absolutely not and then you go great so does that mastercard start with the four or the high and then sometimes they're disoriented and i for one six you know like last of those time life books are coming to the end so you you man the phones and so those things i did time my books i did omaha steaks a sold as into you call them but it's happened to me to order something and they keep you on the phone the old emote big try this and try that well they're trying to so they're trying to sell you they are together they are going to find the two institute. only play a shipping and handling home which is handling so that all analysts pretty expensive it's already made and elaine as it was it would be a free of charge just pays she all that mandalay nothing else clothes are expensive and that's adam blake and here's i love that name are expanding by their binoculars
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teaching me a thing or two about workaholic to be a lair is it what do you call it i like that yes we have what i'm going to how to pronounce it will be right that. the shots are forced. to the finish line of the marathon. how long. might. it. take. to take. that sack with her make her.
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a perfect. with that with that of the divine and was that all those words i would say if you do. if you have another name we're going to call beer money for a time you know like thirty seconds or a lot of the words used on the show have made their way into the real world do you think they would could soon where did you made up i think that was kind of our we
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were like let's see what we can get away with all right let's do some of these words and have some definitions i love it i don't this in the show you don't have to define it for sure their love and knowledge of braw and the knowledge of raj you see it on the screen and i know of a knowledge of what is when your brother. it's one of the three dunes the three of us sort of tag team whatever project we're working on so whatever we're trying to do together it's some analogy a barrage of marketing yeah the native american tears oh those are real tears as opposed to then most powerful of tears because they are just like you really crying and yes a real is i mean those are and it's coming from the spirit and. do native americans take offense to that and i guarantee they do that yeah they do give us a call we'd love to hear about oh i oh i don't in redskins right that i would come
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up with yours that might want to buy the whole loose but whole love to explain the bot whole talking during the. whole is when someone one something is like cool are awesome and then when it's. so stupid what you explain it when it's loose about a whole it's not a real it's that yeah oh yeah. that would be out of his or out of the get possible situation and these things have caught on it was weird it's weird having people in the middle of the street just screaming like you've got a type pothole at home now and you send it out of context is that's not how this was being used stroke break still prank that's when at work when instead of taking a small. thank. you no this throat won't masturbate oh i see yeah you got to go you know let them steam off it's one of the one of the internet got on your smartphones it was there was game over and lord you've invented these yourselves yes i knew them right nobody wrote these voices just for the lording learning that.
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will or will you took from gloating is something our agents would say it was i was funny it means like if you're like the king of a party like one i like dude last night you were lured to a party and i see it's a very brode tom the centuries to come to a central yeah yes dear lord in this interview right now larry yeah larry lording very lot of water trash. you look at that that's the way i understand i want to use to produce is why are we putting these words upon the screen probably they are word better use word what are we dealing with people at home with a. lot of prattle on her and her brain all right what is want to trade all that came from a weekend when all my friends from the bay area and they kind of came in and stayed over and when they swam in our swimming pool at the pool was pretty much a brown after that so it was hard on him and want to trust put up another word people may not be able. future behavior what his future behavior future babe is
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just when you see like a girl who's like thirteen and she's too young for you to be like oh those are bad but not in the future she's going to be going to yeah that's makes it's now this we should put up because you may not know how to spell it we do. know what way to. you what does that that mean like of something to fear like or like i can't believe that once did you say oh well covered it already larry and we're going around for years we're going season am i going to live to see another we make it worse like we believe. that only our tort what is tort torts would mean to. get erect yeah are yet to me excited. and will manage it or as i see a woman i'm torqued i we have it so that is you know names only thing or do you
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tell me whether you talked with her or they don't and rivers. that is these days doesn't get me taurus and might be or might be a past day yeah back in the day would be eighty years ago yeah. easy yeah easy i don't think i would get to torque to an easy man somehow he weren't to be performing live again i might get a little talked about that story on his own ration that lena dunham clearly talked like her solicitor said this is her post says or is cough syrup people drink to get high not to tork do not coughs or i would talk down that i would like to try and he likes to lean with it moves knuckle stuff that gets me toward what was that local larry and i'm glad i can explain the speed obvious rise moon put that word would know how to spell move if you see a woman in say yoga pants and you look down words she might have something that
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resembles a moose knuckle camel toe is right normal term. goal is evidently her vagina is huge on the other guy's head of psychiatry. where we have each other and it's about a polar vortex whole the cortex i think that something from the news and that's and i don't think we misnamed that i think that was the titanic and that a lot of hotels are there but they were getting torpenhow rose rose and leo were on on it so i was pretty sure it was she was naked he was drawing her that woody allen . was a doing. going to me. what he. never born killers got me toward yes are you toward martin scorsese yes yeah yeah i'm tunde elisa race toward you know towards visually but intellectually the mentor timeshares i didn't need to name i'll tell you what they taught me ok liana torped yes. miley
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cyrus tore the door and said all right. i think. the olsen twins there are no longer future babes there are twenty three other cars i've met deals and tweens i was having lunch i met them both liked her hated her. which one ya there and it doesn't do you know could you tell me apart whole of i'm going to lord up right now. with the movie going to be like. what so it's a big action comedy sort of comedic diehard seth rogen and he might make a cameo he's a producer producer ok we have sort of social media questions for you let's go steve's tweets you're on a road trip and you stuff is next you can only pick three items. nerds rope. nerds rule and so you know nerds they had the candy they put it on like a long stick of licorice now really. probably
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a hat that says usa on it just so you know people know. probably a large chocolate know. a lot of short ray harness via twitter i would as blake if he uses head and shoulders on that beautiful hair of his that's the weird part. yes that's that's my number had sean landgrab be a twitter who has the highest i.q. . and of the three who would you honestly like you to the brightest i'm sure of might be the smartest he types the best yeah i know homeroom how do you find out what your i.q. is if you can get i.q. tests oh no you know he gave ninety two tweets which one do you think is the funniest of the set or who do you think of the three of you is the funniest i mean for sure me i mean without a few of the funniest i got to give it to aaron griffin but you know adam is close
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enough thank you remove the years of abuse i agree with blake about maybe in the second the second choice and then blake and earth would be tied for first yeah oh you're so humble son is put in some kind in wards via twitter if you're all girls who's the man you'd sleep with jared leto that's a that's a quickly. brought out it came out pretty well that was when. they. strolled via twitter as is it possible to get too weird. yeah don't don't die about it yeah i think it's weird leads to death or if it's good they're going to spawn at the running out of weird responsible in the u.k. let's way so muggle gave you only do i just throw it out who's first girl give a kissed bunny and or some bunny and is that what city chicago evanston illinois evanston old woman old western that's right give it up find
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a hole you i was probably four or five hang the why don't you want it i went out in the bunny no no no i just if i may or with his first verse where you read with tongue stephanie hurts whoa who'll seventy or so short for her well i didn't know at the time but yeah if i hear that it's all you i don't know is at a bus stop in the middle school what's what city concord california was. my friend's girlfriend he was nice enough to ole i want to sweet are you adam the first girl you lisa belong lisa bloom what are you at girl she's married to a professional baseball player now really. brian dunn saying. just for the twins. and they got a splitter that has occurred in a basement in omaha nebraska were playing truth or dare and. it was their dare i did to her i dare you to kiss me open mouth lots of tongue lets do this the truth
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of his celebrity crush huge of a christian when you were a kid tiffany amber thiessen. gina davis weirdly don't know what was the movie raid on chong and commando. show that it was that a dude would keep it up at night on its own starter when i'm worried that it would be harder for the red bulls. sugar for rebels me just the nightmares the millionaires and will keep few of the little boy the little boy does also nuclear holocaust yeah exactly favorite comedian of all time richard pryor. and stand up yet richard pryor for sure. i'm meant to step outside of stand up and just say dan aykroyd while space travel oh time travel space travel same thing time travel same thing no it ain't and you get far enough we're going to start going back in time i think giving some yes time travel but if blake's what he's saying is
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right i'm going to do his thing thinking right if you could play another character on the show who would it be. on. i'd probably want to try mary beth and roe our boss alice that would be pretty fun just to you know let us do or wrap or what name would you choose. but i would be to think abt when it's a good one that's yours for him earlier so you saw that to be mine yeah i like that things mc hung low. as an influence i think i would just go with nordic tracks with three axes of. that's time to get out by that rez i've got drop in track no we get it yeah yeah you know you and i'm norwegian yeah we had to i guess i didn't get the first part i get the first part you thought i wanted to let you know what is it do you enjoy guilty pleasure i don't have any guilty pleasures all my pleasures are right out there on the table i have a guilty pleasure blake. i'm not really i'm the same way no shame in anything
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although i did think about i had bad knees and i was like what if i got a pair roller blades and then i just was like ok i can't even i'm sure that would again be something no one knows about you. i would i was hit by a cement truck a ten all truth right now i'm really an open book i really am. something nobody knows about me. quickly i don't know i believe nobody knows that you can think that these are real but it was a real thing thanks to my guests adam devine blake garrison and on bears homer in the interview that can only be described as butthole yes of all it's airs wednesday is that ten eastern and central if this bill if it is still on comedy central and remember you can find me on twitter at kings things see that stuff.
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well. science technology innovation all the developments from around russia we've got the future covered. i'm that. guy that i think corporation kind of. can do and frankly i think it's all been about money and i'm a family that for politicians write a blog. that. they're just too much. of a guy. that. welcome
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to break in the set i'm abby martin so you may remember earlier this week i reported on how the cia is going to great lengths to try to cover up the harrowing details of its torture program and initially the agency refused to allow the declassification of the senate intelligence committee's report citing inconsistency is despite internal sources corroborating the facts then it was revealed that the cia had taken quote on precedented action by secretly spying on the very same committee compiling the report the fact that the cia is conducting unlawful surveillance on its own watchdogs brings the paranoia in d.c. to a whole new level of absurdity but nothing perhaps more absurd than senator dianne feinstein and it's a apologist and head of the senate intelligence committee declaring that the cia is potentially violating the constitution and conducting crimes to obstruct her
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committee's findings oh really funny how the very same woman who's been one of congress's biggest defenders of the unconstitutional dragnet surveillance program is now making such drastic statements against spine when it involves her and her staff and as a whistleblower edward snowden chimed in on the by saying that although the cia is obstruction of the investigation is serious it's equally if not more concerning that we're seeing another miracle effect or an elected official does not care at all that the rights of millions of ordinary citizens are very violated by our spies but suddenly it's a scandal when a politician finds out the same thing happens to them. sounds about right so-called representatives looking out for themselves while throwing the people they represent on the bus now let's break this up. the bleep bleep was a really very hard to take that are the. one
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that had sex with that her right there the. please. please. please. please. for the last year former cia analyst john kerry who has been sitting in prison see carioca is one of the seven people that was initially charged under the espionage act an archaic piece of world war one legislation intended to prosecute spies that carry out has no spy he's a whistle blower in fact he was the first cia official to go on the record about
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the fact that there was an official torture policy in the bush administration three years after leaving his position in the cia to disclose the name of a cold virt cia officer to a freelance reporter simply wanting to help the journalist find a good source while investigating the unlawful practice of waterboarding but the slip of information and it up costing him not only his career but two and a half years of his life that would be wasted away behind bars well a couple of weeks before he went to prison join me here on the show to talk about the absurdity of the two tiered justice system coming down on him and not the actual perpetrators of the torture program. i know you divulge the name but i mean i can't help but think if you had been in the media supporting waterboarding would this be happening and i've always thought that if i had actually tortured someone i would be free today. but we have a goal i mean. do you think that the real people who oversaw codified torture john yoo alberto gonzales donald rumsfeld shouldn't they be the one sitting in
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prison they should be the ones and there are others even if you just put aside the people who actually did the day to day torture what about the people who conceived of the policy and who implemented the policy or the attorneys that papered over it with with crazed legal analysis or the man who who destroyed evidence of the torture in the tapes he's enjoying a book tour right now and is going around washington giving speeches about how great torture is none of them are in prison and none of them will ever be prosecuted for the crimes that they've committed. since being in prison here has been writing a series of letters called letters from the libretto from his cell that have received quite a bit of attention from the press and his writing talks about the abuse harassment and intimidation he deals with on a daily basis from corrections officers as a result the bureau of prisons along with the cia have attempted to stop him by legally threatening him and forcing him to have everything said to them for review but luckily they ultimately failed so another letter from february of this year
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describes being threatened by senior prison officials with diesel therapy it's a process that involves moving a prisoner from prison to prison so frequently that they can't interact with the outside nor receive mail and just this week wrote an op ed for the l a times asking why former cia director leon panetta gets a pass while he is serving a hard time see panetta lead to classified information to the hollywood screenwriter first zero dark thirty that should have resulted in a criminal espionage charges well it's a great point exposing the apocryphally of a system that rewards those in favor of establishment practices while punishes those who speaks out against them as political prisoner has already been banished as a traitor from all the calling out torture and now he's continually being harassed for simply practicing his first amendment so please take a moment to visit defend john k. dot com and find out how you can contact you and show your support we need to
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remind those who put their lives on the line for truth and justice how appreciated they really are. i. i. it seems that the u.s. government is finally starting to heed the warnings about climate change growing consciousness about the dangers of the global weather phenomenon even has u.s. lawmakers discussing the threat that it poses to the u.s. national security and in the most recent release of the defense department's quote . defense review officials are now suggesting that if left unaddressed continued climate change could directly intensify global terrorism joining me now to go over the latest story and other news regarding climate change tom president of climate crisis solutions thanks so much for coming on to have you here so the pentagon of all places there is acknowledging you know first of all that this is happening thank goodness finally and now that it's posing a huge threat to national security potential in the future i know that you've met
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with with military officials in the past how strong is this link really it's a very strong link we've been receiving warning service far back as two thousand and six the c.n.a. corporation has a military advisory board made up of eleven retired admirals and generals who issued a report making the link between the climate crisis and national security and general gordon saul of the who was the chair at the time i want to quote him he said climate change is and must be recognized as a threat to our national security and quote that was eight years ago so we've known about this for a long time and it's you know it's good to have it reaffirmed by the pentagon but we need to get serious about who is going to have a reaffirming however there are still pretty much too many numbers to count that say that's not real still so i mean howard you want to talk about the senate talkathon a little bit yeah let's get to that twenty eight senators pulled an all nighter talk about what they did was it a p.r.
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stunt was it something more are we really seen serious action being taken on the right now serious action no but everything starts with with a step every journey starts with a single step and. anyone who knows me will tell you that i'm not a fan of either of the major political parties i'm not. but i believe in giving credit where credit is due. and the first or the first step to solving a problem is acknowledging that you have a problem and the senate climate action task force which is coach. by senator boxer and senator whitehouse they are at least acknowledging that we have a crisis and by them doing stepping up and doing an all nighter in the u.s. senate which is only happened i believe thirty five times in the last hundred years that shows a level of seriousness at least to addressing the reality my question is where are the republicans there are no republicans there was actually one who showed up for
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a few moments but he was just there to spout as usual this willingness you know is sure it is great and we will you know we should give credit where credit's due but then again tom you're talking about you're not a fan of the two political parties neither am i and really you've had actually really strong criticisms about obama's climate lan absolute is this fall short haul it's kind of where you want the time that we have i mean basically his his climate action plan is more p.r. than plan and it has zero chance of stabilizing the climate let me just say that and i mean if you study it and you know i'd love to come back on your show maybe we could do a more detailed breakdown of it but it basically embraces all the energy strategy which is going to it guarantees more climate chaos right i mean it is state of the union he's there talking about finally acknowledging how climate change is very serious to get promoting fracking and that is really not where we want to be right now and tom you are a huge supporter of one hundred percent renewables you buy it so i am all the way
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across the country to promote this idea i mean realistically though how much could this country make such a rapid change we are so dependent on energy i love that question and i would answer it with a question how realistic was it. to defeat the axis powers and more work to get into that war and we did want to how realistic was it to land a man on the moon in less than a decade and my answer is it's if we decide if we set our minds to do that as a nation we will do it we can do one hundred percent renew. energy mark jacobson from stanford university he is commissioned a study that shows that we can actually do we could make the entire planet renewable running off the renewable energy by twenty thirty and you know if i could go down sort of the details of how we do that we're talking about three point eight million when five megawatt wind turbines that would have to be produced by twenty thirty but when you compare that to the fact three point eight million ok that
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sounds like a lot but when you consider that the world produces seventy three million cars and light trucks every year and that's this is very doable but what is the rare i think political sorry to interrupt you know the rare earth materials also that will take to build turbines etc i mean do you advocate maybe mining asteroids in the future i mean how can we possibly sustain actually the infrastructure of renewables if we go that route a lot of it is going to be recycling what we use we need to get we need to start listening to so mother nature and start mimicking and i love janine benyus has talked about biomimicry and this and it's like you know the earth shows us how to live sustainably we just need to pay attention and start you know closing the loop on our production systems we don't have to be producing toxic waste no we're the only species that does that it is really true we do need to start listening to nature and what existing infrastructure that we could turn in to renewables mean
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roams wow anything like that well there's a lot of moribund. you know manufacturing plants around the country that people would love to have jobs you know producing wind turbines and solar panels and it's like why are we doing that why why aren't we why aren't we have a no more time like mobilization to rally this country to save the planet for future generations corporate stranglehold over government yes you answer it but we can. break that city's empower people power done it in the past you know we've done it with civil rights we've done it was suffering for so many examples of success how the people who overcame moneyed interests and we need to rally now you're absolutely right we are fighting a war and the more against ourselves tom and thank you so much we really do need to rally and fight this once and for all tom why is president climate crisis solutions appreciate coming on next summer it should be coming up you guys will talk about the trillions of dollars hoarded by multinational corporations and the one percent
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stick around. i've got a quote for you. that's pretty tough. because they were it's about story. let's get this guy like you would smear about john stead of working for the people both issues the mainstream media were pretty much on the right runs dish and a lot. of it did run it well. we're. big plastic. overbite to do its job to do you know the price is the only industry specifically mention in the constitution and the concept behind that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy correct albus. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of
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our government and across several we've been hijacked lying handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers but once it's all just i'm job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem trucks rational debate and a real discussion critical issues facing up to five ready to join the movement then walk a little bit there. it was benjamin franklin who once said that nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes and tax they just over a month away for the majority of americans that notion is becoming more and more of a reality except for one group of people while least there are people according to
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mitt romney yes i'm talking about multinational corporations according to a new report by bloomberg the largest u.s. based companies added two hundred six billion dollars of their offshore profits in two thousand and thirteen and have now compiled one point nine trillion dollars outside of the u.s. that number represents a nearly twelve percent increase in offshore profits from last year now amazingly just three mega corporations are responsible for nearly a fifth of that money is companies are microsoft apple and i.b.m. since two thousand and ten the amount of money these companies have placed in tax friendly countries has skyrocketed i.b.m. now has over fifty two billion offshore profits apple fifty four and microsoft a whopping seventy six billion dollars but it's not just tech giants taking advantage of the huge loopholes in the tax code this chart at the top ten companies with the largest offshore profits shows every industry from banking to pharmaceuticals to big oil placing billions of federally untaxable dollars and nine u.s. bank accounts general electric leads the pack by
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a mile with one hundred ten billion placed offshore and according to a congressional research service report from last year large u.s. based companies earned forty three percent of their overseas profits and countries with extremely relaxed tax laws such as bermuda luxembourg and ireland report estimates that the revenue loss for the u.s. government due to this practice is as much as ninety billion dollars a year now this study comes on the heels of a stunning two thousand and twelve report by the tax justice network that found that the super rich have at least twenty one to. dollars hiding in tax havens across the world let me repeat that twenty one trillion the number the author of the study called a huge black hole in the world economy and that's a conservative estimate now if you still can't comprehend what twenty one trillion dollars looks like consider that one trillion dollars is one million one million dollar bills a huge reason why this money is so difficult to tax and track as do the extreme banking secrecy and protection laws in countries like switzerland but in the us
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congress could pass laws to make it more difficult for multinational companies to continually abuse the tax system now a common argument is to lower the corporate tax rate which currently sits at thirty five percent to incentivize companies to bring profits back home but the problem is that lowering the tax rate would cause such a large loss in revenue that any benefit from corporations keeping their money in the u.s. would be negated not to mention that according to a two thousand and ten government accountability report profitable u.s. corporations actually only paid an average federal tax rate of just over twelve percent thanks to the same loopholes and havens so instead perhaps we should look to representative lloyd doggett and senator carl levin who have tried to pass a bill that would give more authority to the treasury and i.r.s. to go after offshore tax abuse established fines and penalties for the practice and strengthened texan of offshore activity but to almost no one surprise the bill has gotten nowhere because in a corporatocracy one thing's for sure you don't stab your donors in the back.
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yesterday marked the third anniversary of one of the worst environmental crises in history the world of stunned by horrifying images of the massive tsunami that hit the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant because the subsequent meltdown of its reactors now three years later there are still several unanswered questions regarding how the nuclear leak will be contained and what the long term effects of the radiation will be for the pacific ocean and atmosphere so let me break this down i'm joined by kevin cams radioactive waste watchdog of beyond nuclear dot org and ten judson executive director of the nuclear information and research center thank you so much for coming on to the of tim i want to start with you the news that japanese officials of fukushima may soon make a controlled dump of hundreds of thousands of tons of radioactive waste in the in the pacific ocean but tepco already admitted that three hundred tons already
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leaking every day i mean what difference does it make if this point well it makes a big difference first of all the reason that they're doing this is because essentially they haven't been able to mitigate those other you know the groundwater flow through the site where they've got these three hundred going out into the ocean every day this water that they've been storing in these tanks has ostensibly been filtered but is still really contaminated and the idea that they're just going to start dumping that water wholesale into the ocean is just a sign that they're complete the priorities here are completely off right now the japanese government is diverting billions and billions of dollars and as you know and untold government resources into trying to restart their other forty eight reactors you know when you don't have a situation under control that's just a really misplaced set of priorities kevin let's take a look at this animation created by the national oceanic and atmospheric administration showing the radioactive particles of course in the wake of the disaster how should we interpret this now and with the way the climate functions
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where did this radiation go. well my understanding is that the image from the national. i know way for short is from march of two thousand and eleven it shows that in a spirit releases seventy five percent of the. did fall out on the pacific ocean but as you mentioned it's been an ongoing leak seventy two thousand gallons per day of radioactive groundwater going into the pacific so this is an unprecedented catastrophe for the pacific ocean but those atmospheric releases reached north america within just days one of the figures that sticks in my head was boise idaho april two thousand and eleven radioactive iodine one thirty one which is a vicious radioactive poison that attacks the thyroid gland at levels two hundred forty two times the safe drinking water act so in virginia in the first days of this catastrophe the state of virginia warned people not to drink rainwater so this is a global catastrophe that is ongoing there were urns that dissipated well it's ongoing in the terms of the three hundred tons per day going into the ocean but the
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hundreds of thousands of tons that they would dump tritium is in there and it's very difficult to remove but a colleague of ours dr arjun makhijani has proposed bringing in a super tanker getting the waste water off of that fragile vulnerable taking it somewhere else to deal with instead of just dumping it in the ocean like it's a giant sewer and i think that's really the thing that confuses people the most is where is this going i mean it's going to the pacific ocean it can go and all over the world it's terrifying people who are seeing these doomsday predictions tim there's the question of the safety of seafood all we're hearing is either don't eat it you have nothing to worry about can you give us any sort of insight on what we should be doing about seafood from the pacific so there is some amount of testing that's going on although much less than what people think should actually be happening right now the levels that they're detecting in seafood are you know are you know within permissible limits the problem is that you know what's permissible and the what's permissible in the u.s. is about ten standards in the u.s.
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or about radiation levels that are about ten times higher than what's considered safe in japan right now and so you know it's really up to people to decide what they're comfortable with i think really the point to underline. and here is that you know this kind of radioactivity especially the really harmful radio isotopes that are at issue here don't occur naturally in fish they're coming from fukushima they're coming from turn noble they're coming from atomic weapons testing and people shouldn't have to worry about this and the fact that matter is you know that we you know we can't stop eating but we can stop nuclear power very well said kevin and you just kind of outlined where the radiation went where it is now but for people who are very concerned on the west coast i mean is that overblown in terms of the threat to radiation continuously with rainfall and stuff on the west coast right now. an issue that's just happening now it's three years on the radioactive plume in the ocean it's reaching the west coast of north america it's already hit the canadian shores of the gulf of alaska it's moving down to seattle probably next
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month and by summer it will go further south the california coast for example what this is doing is sad is it's adding to artificial radioactivity in the background and every exposure that we have to radioactivity is harmful to our health there's no safe dose there's no threshold below which it's not harmful so we're just adding to this burden and then the food chain in the seafood supply for example bio concentration where these artificial radioactive poisons build up in the food chain and we sit on top of that food chain already getting enough radiation as it is we don't need to continue piling it up and worrying about those ten there is so much disinformation as we're talking about where do you guys go to find the most reliable sources about the disaster there are there different blogs and websites that are doing good and sort of filtering of the bad information that's out there for instance there is you know. the news is a good source there's some other ones out there we actually post a lot of good stuff to our website so people can go there to find you know what's really trustworthy information to do with advice you know given that's the third
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anniversary for the same i've been rereading things like the japanese parliament investigation report and there's incredible revelations in there and tokyo electric of all. companies well every once in a while admit that six months ago the figures they gave well you need to double that so what we're trying to do is keep track of the admissions by tokyo electric by the japanese government and that's kind of a minimum we really can't trust the data and then groups like safe cast doubt or are doing tremendous work on the ground in japan it's spreading to other countries including the united states verifying what the radiation levels are through independent monitoring and i think that's really where we have to rely on because as we know tepco has been grossly incompetent criminally negligent and to a certain point it's shocking mice chewing through the wire i mean. it's absurd kevin the you wes has one hundred four nuclear reactors at least twenty two of which are near identical designs that the g.e. reactors and this coupled with the near impossible task of actually removing the
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workings storing it safely why is scaling back nuclear energy not a more pressing concern in this country well i think there's some good news a record breaking year in terms of reactor shutdowns five reactor shutdowns in the u.s. including vermont yankee which is the fukushima daiichi twin will be shut down by the end of this year as prime minister said in japan though it's a huge fight in japan and it's the most powerful political and economic lobby of the nuclear industry in the united states it's one of the most powerful so that's what the grassroots movement is up against are these billion dollar corporations that own capitol hill own the white house all too often own the courts as well. and the implication of that here is actually you know really concerning because you know one of the things that's happening right now is that the federal nuclear regulatory commission which is responsible for setting safety standards in the u.s. is actually backing off of safety standards right now out of financial concern for the u.s. nuclear industry and they're making
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a choice that it's better to have unsafe reactors operating increase safety standards and have some of these things shut down all of their kind of kind of industries well i just think that is japan can't even commit to. no nuclear power i mean what chance do we have i mean look at what happened there what does it take for the miracle in japan is that for for the past three years they have forty eight still operable reactors four were destroyed at focusing the daiichi two more retire there because the sites all radioactive six dead reactors they have forty eight still operable and this huge groundswell of public opposition un seen before in japan with protests of two hundred fifty thousand people at the prime minister's residence they have kept all those forty eight shut down thus far so the fight is on prime minister of a very pro nuclear the people of japan a majority saying no more of this stuff and you know the same is happening here in places like vermont good good and tim of course there's no immediate solution as we've seen it's been a complete disaster ongoing but in your mind what's the best case scenario for
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fukushima we have been in the last year well i think the best case scenario for fukushima is that the japanese government you know sort of gets religion on this and decides to you know to stop pushing for new reactors really dedicate their resources to getting this accident under control and you know and that's really i think where we've got to start what do you think we're nobles of the future prime minister who served during the catastrophe is now a global leader in the anti-nuclear movement he introduced solar p.v. legislation a feed in tariff that has been hugely successful so solar p.v. is growing by leaps and bounds in japan and germany has sworn off nuclear power through renewables and efficiency that's the future it's possible and it's time that we start doing what you guys thank you so much for coming in breaking down that is this information tim johnson executive director of nuclear information and research center kevin cambs radioactive waste watchdog at beyond nuclear dot org really appreciate both of you coming i think you that's our show you guys join me again tomorrow when i break this out all over again.
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post only what really matters. to your facebook news feed. suspect. they would like to do is show that you know the price is the only industry specifically mention in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy schreck help us. to make you know i'm sorry and on this show we reveal the picture of what's actually going on we go beyond identifying the truth rational debate real discussion critical issues facing our families are ready to join the movement then welcome to the big picture. but i'm tom hartman in washington d.c. and here's what's coming up tonight on the big picture. president obama has gone
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where no other president has gone before between two ferns. that you heard of health care about go harry go. ok let's get this other way would you come here to plug have you heard of the ford will correct oh yeah i heard about that that's the thing that doesn't work. but many in the media are attacking the president saying his appearance on two ferns shows how desperate he is to make obamacare work but is not just trying to save lives that and more tonight sloan liberal rubble and put a small college in ohio hold the secret to putting energy production and distribution in the hands of towns communities and even neighborhoods we'll talk to the president of antioch college about that school's attempts at energy decentralization. you need to know this yesterday michelle bash it was sworn in for the second time
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as president of chile and that's great news for the chilean people campaigned on promises to spend fifteen billion dollars to reform chile's education system improving that nation's felt care system and reducing income inequality in fact when it comes to education and she lay actually has promised that a free public university education will be available to all chileans based on merit and capacity within six years of her taking office actually is free education plan would give free public university education within four years to students who are part of the bottom seventy percent of the chilean population economically all those in the remaining thirty percent will get free public university education in the two years following her presidency when asked about her education plans in an interview with the washington post actually said it means that from nursery school to university people will have access if they have the capacity to receive a quality education lack of money should not be an obstacle for people who want to
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be a professional or a technician and when it comes to health care during their first term as president between two thousand and six and two thousand and ten more money was invested in the chilean health care system and during any other time in history. health care facilities were built new investments in medical equipment were made in the state run health plan was expanded to cover more illnesses and conditions nationally is equally ambitious plans for the chilean health care system during her second term in office and said that health care along with education should be right it's for all not just privileges like they are here in the united states so shall bash away believes that everyone regardless of their income or social status as a right to a good education and has the right to life saving health care is the time both of those things were declared rights here in the united states let's rubble.
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joining me for the ice low level are chris solomon conservative commentator and activist in horace kirk cooper conservative act of commentator and senior fellow the national center for public policy research thank you both for joining me thank you see you both so you heard my rant is no time to declare education a right well wonderful thing is time that we do provide a free public education at least k. through twelve for all children in the united states some. and we also provide lifesaving health care for everyone free of charge of the united states now only if we are in an immediate crisis like your day because what you said lifesaving so you know i mean she's also going to rewrite her constitution but you know just like we have fifty states we have different countries that are trying different things and we will see what happens to chile and i think it's a great experiment let's see if she can raise enough money to pay for all the promises that she has changed to have the success that every other industrialized
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country except the united states as well and then will have to lay ins coming here to get health care just like we have the english and the canadian and everybody else who runs here for the best i don't see a lot of you know when i was in mexico i saw a lot of americans going to mexico for dental care or these huge don't apply i was in cancun almost a week. lot of a lot of americans go down there for dental care i've never seeking of any i've never seen ever seen a foreigner in the united states in any doctor's office i've been really yeah i used to feel your home on it's just it's just more than half the montréal and every saturday morning the buses would line up and downtown montpelier for senior citizens to go up to montreal to buy pharmaceuticals but i never saw canadians coming to montpellier now well that's why i went i think my own grew up in yeah growing up in our behalf from from the canadians i know people who say you know there are a lot of these advantages and they don't want to do the weights that are taking place even in canada and there are number of stories of people if you read the u.k.
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daily mail talking about people flying to america so if you're so in favor of people having access to health care let's declare it a right but i didn't say i started out with i did say that what you know not only is it not a right inside the united states it's also not a right and her country as well she's going to have to make dramatic changes to their constitution and i am frankly no i don't mean that it means the education the end here are a constitutional process of changing their constitution is a much more arduous thing and she's going to get to have to get a supermajority to be able to do that which i actually don't predict that but she doesn't have the constitution to do these two things the health care she will the health care she will and if you if you are going. into if you are going to assess the taxes that she says are necessary and i read the interview. she explains that in order to do that i'm going to have to amend the constitution and i predict
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that that is not actually going to happen now not have to amend the constitution she said she said it in the interview your ideas will cite it too i think you're either misreading or taking it out of context and she said but that process she hopes she can persuade. people to join her in doing so she however i predict is not going to see within six years of her inauguration the accomplishments that she talks about because the costs associated with doing both things are substantial so it's just going to be left to the countries that actually do tax rich people you know like the likes of sweden and norway and denmark and germany and france and england countries and by the way would you cross the border italy and spain naming or in the process of engaging in changes that reduce what's in the midst of the welfare state as well as reduce them in many cases actually those youngsters are increasing the better not in norway not is not in nor are you kidding no wait not
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in norway has right has a permanent fund because they own their own oil they didn't sell it to some oil company where every normally today when a million bucks in the two day their own dairy process right now changing the tax levels for their highest achievers their only loose yes achievers people who are like a quarter of the people who inherited millions the gates family i call them achievers as well they started in a garage and they are successful facebook nobody else is going for all of this wasn't if it wasn't for our copyright laws you know bill creates would be wealthy he wouldn't be a billionaire but one of the reason it's have government success it's going very well because of our patent copyright laws but you know what it is you know it really will be really one thing that really troubles me in the interview with. the president was when she said she would need more women in the workforce and she's going to provide she said the women should have equal rights and not an equal pay with me but she said i have to have more women in the workplace that's why we're
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going to have free nursery school from zero to two and it did so i have to have more women and yes and it did not sound like a regular and instead of an aspiration as you were rightfully did for an interview no and it did not sound like it was going to be something for those women who want to work right you know it's the only way to. so you can pay for all this is it really is more and more people in the workplace you know liberals are still pro-choice on abortion but you're not pro-choice and schools are not pro choice on whether women are in the workforce or they need to be and i'm not pro choice of what it is in my family that's the course it's that the choice of health care then it's time for me to understand you can have health care president obama appeared actors zach galifianakis is funny or die web series between two firms to pitch obamacare. have you heard of health care about go harry go. ok let's get this other way would you come here to plug well first of all i think it's fair to say that i wouldn't be with you here today if i didn't have something
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to blog have you heard of the board will correct oh yeah i heard about that that's the thing that doesn't work well but you get the guy that created the zune to make your website health care dot gov works great now and millions of americans have already gotten health insurance plans and what we want is for people to know that you can get affordable health care and most young americans right now they're not covered and the truth is that they can get coverage all for. what it cost you. to pay your cell phone bill this is what they mean but this is the video a lot of yesterday morning a number of people mostly on the right have criticized the president's appearance including bill o'reilly check it out. before double health care act is dubious to say the least and using a committed website to enroll people it's a little bit desperate don't you think i mean i'm all for p.r. and if carney wanted to go on funny or die fine but the president of the united states. all i can tell you is abe lincoln would not have done it becomes he would
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jesus do i think always good there wasn't such a program. rather famous for telling off color jokes i mean is funny jokes in is and is pigs and nipples i guess is the word i could say on your jokes. you know legendary it's people were shocked at the time chart but abe lincoln memory that you could pick the different person so well first of all it wasn't even funny but maybe the stoners in colorado and washington state may have gone to the web site but you know they had so many hits on the website but of course i thought there was some funny moments are they can you tell us they cannot tell us how many people have actually enrolled because of that they can be very you know thirty two thousand visited the website it doesn't mean they signed up they only know how many hits it got by six o'clock last night from from directed from that but the real question is how many of the four point two million people that have signed up well
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less than the seven million that sebelius wouldn't talk about today were lost their insurance because of obamacare and hundred forty thousand people selected obamacare insurance plans in february bringing to four point two million yes but they won't tell us how many of those people lost were uninsured before the affordable care act or were uninsured before they went to the website and how many know they don't know they were denied colac she testified that she's on the go there's no it's not able to tell me they're not collecting the data on are these people that lost their insurance because of affordable care i get insurance well it's a big difference when we were supposed to insure the uninsured not maybe make people uninsured so that we can insure is created or saved all over again i don't know if the president doesn't understand that the website actually isn't working when the secretary his own secretary announced today it still cannot tell us if you go to the website and sign up our government funded website whether or not you or any the it doesn't track that dissipated because it was our medicine to your bodies
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because conservatives were all his. goes tragedy or a lot of the original claim and they are developing it right now the original plan . well. science technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future covered. we welcome there are nate and abby martin to two of the coasts on the our team network. it's going to give you a different perspective give you one stock tip never i'll give you the information you make the decision don't worry about how breaking the said we're the revolution of the mind it's a revolution of ideas and consciousness in frustrated with the system extremely new
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approach which would be described as angry i think in a strong enough when you're single. got a quote for you. it's pretty tough. they wait substory. let's give this guy like it's smear about guys instead of working for the people both issues the mainstream media were rich on the bridegroom's didn't. they did rather it was a. lot of activists low level rabble joining me chris solomon and horace cooper and let's get back to yesterday senator dianne feinstein publicly accused the cia of criminal activity spying on
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a computer network that was set up for the senate intelligence committee to view classified documents by site has been one of the staunchest supporters of the intelligence community she has repeatedly defended it from critics of privacy watchdogs she blasted edward snowden's and it's a leak calling the reason the a.c.l.u. called feinstein's remarks yesterday a forceful necessary and a historic defense of the constitutional principle of separation of powers so the last straw for dianne feinstein i mean she's awful close to a lot of republicans and you know intelligence issues this is i don't think there's any partisanship involved in this at all. or am i missing something. well i've been a supporter of the president and many of his national security policies here on this program defending his drone program. review an assessment of international digital communication i support there are some limits and those ought to include the ability of the deliberative body to access information to decide on
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its own how it wants to process that information i don't know if what she claims is true but if it is it's pretty serious i don't think that she's not shoot from the hip type of person i mean this is this is no sarah palin she she thinks things through a very long history of being very conservative and she speaks well i think this is perhaps another example of why we have three branches of government to serve as a check and balance and if what she's finding from the legislative branch is that the cia is doing something wrong that it is her obligation and her duty to step in and stop it and you know the american system is kind of unique in that way and that's a really good thing and we do find that from time to time some agencies and and some branches do try to overstep the bounds and so as to the checks and balances where i label you the president simply call harry reid and say don't let any legislative process happen and we'll go on with business as usual do i hope
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a lot i have got you know i think other executive action you guys agree with me that it's time for you to correct church committee i do not agree that it's time for the church committee i do believe that it is time to ask this president who promised that he was going to adhere to the constitution to agree to limit the expansive activities that he's been engaging in that breach the wall of separation of powers so that's what the church committee and the church committee after nixon how much money now as you said all right i want to get on chris's thoughts on this too i mean after nixon violated people's privacy in the church committee you know mike and i are be appointments that have been proven to be in the courts but i'm talking you know one of the. things that happened in the whole christie bridge gate as people asked governor christie did you create an atmosphere where people thought this was possible and this might be one of the questions we need to ask here what is the atmosphere in washington among the executive branch where this not that the president ok what happened at the i.r.s. or at the cia or navy these things but he set
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a tone for what he what would be possible so i'm sure it has more aggressively gone after the recent wars after weaker than any administration in history i mean. whether that's being a magnet on or not he promised transparency and he promised you know he's constitutional scholar but yet he's so many times pushing it up against the line i have over the phone i also want to congress play by their guts talking about what they did on the you know we just changed some input i mean. what i'm saying is though it's going to be pretty simple for the senate majority leader to say no we're not going to do anything because that will help our political as mike huckabee has some interesting comments about women and women in politics he told the new republic quote of run twice against women opponents and it's a very different kind of approach for those of us who have some chivalry love there is a level of respect you treat some things as a special trish you treat other things as common when i'm say the female candidate
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female candidates require a sense of a pedestal so chris do female candidates require a sense of a purpose well you know where those voters treat them differently. i think equality is not the same as being the same and we know that men and women are different and i certainly appreciate when a man treats me as a woman opens the door you know we've already heard from the feminists and from hillary well there are certain topics you can't talk about you can't talk about my husband's philandering you can't talk about this you can't talk about that. so yes her boss talking about her husband's philandering right here told that there shouldn't be they were told that when senator way and polls started talking about how what he did with monica was inappropriate there were republicans democrats in the media saying what are you talking about people that had were saying was that was thirty years ago point is being told you can't talk about it and talk about
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that fact if a republican was around today engaging in that kind of behavior in the past we wouldn't hear the end of it but let's talk about chris christie he is often criticized about his shape his size his diet in a way that would be ridiculed if a woman were treated to that kind of treatment you know just a chris christie. example men get treated differently the song is this as it were you know we're going to want to. know was referenced by a congressman as having her own big but he had to apologize he had to call and say that was inappropriate yet they talk about how many jelly donuts chris christie takes in a five minute snack and it's just a thought that's going to take i have no idea the bottom line is this if if if they're a bunch of guys together and they're kind of using locker room talk and foul language and it's just a bunch of guys together i don't mind but if a woman walks up i would expect them to watch their language around
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a woman it may be old fashioned i think it's good manners if that's what my caucus was talking about on which i don't disagree. so that these and you're not talking about going against putting women on the part of these are the new talking points for the republicans about how to how to reach as many voters are going to where it used to just be the norm you didn't write it well from strange comments to women to strange comments about poverty congressman bill paul ryan was on bill bennett's morning in america program this morning talking about reforming america's poverty programs he said we've got this tailspin a culture in our inner cities in particular men not working and just generally. asians of men not even thinking about working or learning the value in the culture of work and so there's a real cultural problem here that has to be dealt with basically ryan he said inner city men and he talked about lazy and he quoted charles murray charles murray who said and i quote from chapter thirteen of the bell curve the debate about whether
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or and how much genes have to do with ethnic the differences remains unresolved it seems highly likely to us both genes and the environment have something to do with racial differences if you're going to quote just mccarthy now what ryan said it has nothing to do with what charles murray said in his book on i q's what charles murray has said in losing ground what i think is one of the most phenomenal books that i personally by about a dozen a year and handout to young people he talks about how incentives matter and how cultural changes can create circumstances were people don't aspire to be what they can be if they don't even take advantage of the opportunities that exist and we need to have that conversation do you think in the inner cities where unemployment is at thirty five percent that children see adults working well we know they don't see thirty five percent of them working because thirty five percent of them
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african-americans are unemployed under barack obama's stimulus and recovery act you know what learning a work ethic is something you have to teach everyone white black you know i grew up in michigan and there is there was a large african-american population and try to spend time in detroit have lived in detroit and when we had factories when there were jobs right people could find work there's no difference between black people and white people know a lot of people who tell the south i was going to take a job but the fact of the matter is that thirty two years of reaganomics thirty two years of insane trade coming on. we. know that is it going to hit let me finish this the numbers just came in today from the korea free trade agreement this is obama's right two years ago the korea for its head is now at the time that we're promoting this whole southern hemisphere asian free trade agreement shafter gauls of those traps of a card numbers came back we have seen a forty seven percent increase in our trade deficit with south korea we have seen
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a decrease in the amount of exports to south korea it's killing us these trade agreements are killing us the jobs are going away what do you say to people who live in a neighborhood where there are no jobs hauling them in lazy or area reporting repair to examine race area from the e.p.a. i'm prepared to exempt your area from osha i'm prepared ok because you know who are we to the reason you will but we've always been known for your you know chance to acquire the skills so that you're going to talk to the boy and competitive but what we're happening right now is all of those opportunity you are happening outside of the country so they sent around with no hope and no dream but great they're not quote being poisoned or having any risk in the workplace that's better for going out and why hobbs aren't there your eyes aren't there because republicans have a legacy layoff and because thirty two years are made on the way it's regulations that today and one regulation that has changed in the job oh should try to open up is almost a safety harness rules that require all people that do construction to have to
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carry special harnesses so that even if you're not aware therefore they're not doing construction here in washington d.c. have you walked around the city because they're filming the delays everywhere this is a place on the waterfront is it for them to have a billion dollars in there was ripping apart my house this isn't always good is this isn't where we're talking about detroit i'm talking about arkansas i'm talking about mississippi michigan all these other places where opportunities aren't there . you're telling me that i wasn't a regulator not yet why i'm going to the job not that right what happened in a lot of those jobs in detroit went overseas why because right now. because of these free trade agreements in fact realize my buddies matt hall says. it's less expensive for the business they call to have a home i want you to do it here yeah because label labor is cheaper over there no because they don't let you have all the same stuff well yeah ok i'll give you give if you want to have air here like they have in beijing they're cool i get it i know
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the code for others would love it if we had air here like you have would be happy to have been made but i don't think i would be you could exempt targeted areas that are somehow very let them have beijing's air and to train because just those employed people in detroit you know that was given what was happening with beijing it won't cause just detroit to have that the country is too big it's too wide it's dispersed blowdown of buffalo what you could do is have a slight increase from picking five or six communities towns and let those people have humanely horace you know what happened when we saw over the objection loud and strong objections of republicans we said we're going to take the lead out of gasoline and they said they predicted an economic hole a cost for the united states what happened was we saw a steady decline in violence particularly in the inner cities as a consequence of taking lot of pain out of gasoline so the spike that we're seeing now is that because people are secretly putting way back when i sense yes absolutely i like hartman of justices were poor you see your see in areas that are
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very old back reaganomics. being led in the water you know you will deny it but not like that dollar it has been managed by democrats for the last thirty years that they have no jobs no hope no future and no education system and it's all under democrat rule you know what deb i will have the password to watch it live but i will acknowledge that it was bill clinton signed those three give you that chris and i was opposed to that ice which is coming up here's a seat as a small liberal arts college in the middle of ohio the secret to energy centralization america well as the president of antioch college with. i marinate joining me. for in-depth impartial and financial commentary for
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news and much much. only on the bus and only. i'm the president and i'm a society that i'm big corporation trying to convince to consume can do i'm the bag all that all about money and i'm actually sick for a politician writing the laws and regulations that bankers. there are just too much. of a society. that. chances are of course that. looks in the finish line of the boston marathon. and it. might have been hearing.
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from. the fact that. they didn't know if you. did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioning the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy correct albus. never go on i'm sorry and on this show we reveal the picture of what's actually going going to go beyond identifying a problem you trust rational debate and a real discussion critical issues facing america are you ready to join the movement then welcome to the big picture. back to the big picture on top harben coming up in this half hour as the planet keeps on warming we're all going to have to make some serious choices about how to
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reduce our carbon footprint so what is one small college in ohio doing to make itself totally green more on that in just a moment also while they tried some urgency managers pushing that city through a painful bankruptcy process another michigan michigan city is finally returning to local control but is this news really as good as it sounds and of the decade since nixon declared a war on drugs drug testing has become a multi billion dollar a year industry supporters of drug testing say it helps employers weed out bad workers but it could could it just be a big waste of time will discuss that science adelita. in tonight's green report we're going to take a closer look at how one college has said goodbye to fossil fuels and college in yellow springs ohio is a lot like hundreds of other small liberal arts arts colleges across the united
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states it's got a large squad distinctive architecture and an institutional commitment to activism even has some famous graduates of scott came when they're so you washington d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton and biologist stephen jay gould but there's one thing that makes antioch college different from every other college in the country and that's where they plan to get their power in october the college announced a massive eight point eight million dollars project to drill one hundred fifty geothermal wells on its campus once the project is complete it will make the first college in the country to run entirely on green energy joining me now from yellow springs for more on what it is doing to go green is that colleges president mark roosevelt mark roosevelt president roosevelt welcome. thank you tom i want my whole life i've wanted to be called president. just fold it up what is your geothermal energy how does it work and what inspired your university's decision to
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unplug from centralized power energy and create a local energy source and. not so much about local energy it's about antioch is starting again having closed with the proposition that the way we live in america is not sustainable and that we're coming together to discover new and better ways of living and that if we're going to do that we have to link our actions with our patagonia tree and with an environmental commitment so geothermal energy which basically uses the ground's heating and cooling mechanisms to help heat and cool the campus. coupled with solar over the next few years will make us entirely heated and cooled by alternative energy sources there are savings in that there's a commitment in that and there are learning and teaching opportunities and that why geothermal in ohio i can i've been to reykjavik in keflavik in iceland where
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they're sitting on top of basically a volcano and you know they just drill into the. columns but. you know it works fine and it's more consistent and reliable and solar or wind sources and it's you don't need to have volcanic or any sources like that you just need to use the natural heating and cooling of the ground and it's a viable energy source in almost all places and it will both reduce our carbon footprint and save us a good deal of money in the long run the difficulty is that at first it is more expensive and considerably more expensive and that's where government probably has a stronger role to play but we will recruit the initial expense of investing in geothermal over the time that we're utilizing do you know how deep you have to drill to get a good temperature differential that you can use for those. depends on the soil
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depends on the well it can be one hundred fifty feet it can it depends on what they find when they're digging our wells were very easy we got down there without any difficulty in certain terms of obstructions or any things that we didn't anticipate so it's been an easy process for us that's great do you have you talked with any other college presidents or colleges and universities about doing those. yeah we have and again we don't claim to be you know we're not preaching about. this in a in an aggressive way we're a new college again starting up we had no traditional affective chillers and boilers so we had a blank slate and given that we felt that obligated us to do this other colleges are going to have to phase out their traditional heating and cooling mechanisms and
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repurchase them as they go along. ours was a great opportunity and we hope to set an example and we also hope to show that it's economically viable and economically helpful as well as environmentally so also we want our students to learn in our dormitory which is now the second oldest building in america ever renovated to gold lead standard it has solar panels on the roof and it's heated and cooled by geothermal there's a monitor showing our students how much energy is being used in that building and it also shows the students how to compete with each other to reduce energy usage in their buildings and that's something that we want to foster is knowledge about what it means to have a small fridge in your room and how that contributes to energy use and how we all have to change our behavior if we're going to make advances as we go forward how have students and alumni respond to things and faculty. very very positively
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very positively students. they want to see us act in a way that is consistent with our convictions and what we teach. they don't fully understand that it's our job to bring that forward but tom this is consistent with other things we're doing on campus we have our own farm and students are involved in raising their own food students ran a comprehensive recycling program at the college we're trying to create a comprehensive way of addressing the dysfunction of how we live and seek ways of living differently and more responsibly. we don't know how to do it we know that we have to do it we come together with our students to try to find ways of doing it together so it really is an exploration students have a bike sharing program we're going to try together to find ways to have a campus that has a zero carbon footprint and that's going to take
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a lot of changes in behavior and habits. in the in the context of the conversation of leaving carbon in the ground and stopping global warming. colleges and universities most of the conversation seems to revolve around divestment taking. funs out of you know fossil fuel industries and putting them elsewhere you're going to different direction you're creating a totally green campus can you speak about that. spectrum of activism. but we're not a very rich schooltime so are divestiture would not be particularly meaningful again well what we're about now is we just think we have lost our way and we think that small communities that can come together and find more effective ways of living together more sustainable ways of living together more respectful ways of
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living together can help find a path for people to get out of the mass that we're in we do not do it arrogantly we do not do it claiming that we have all the answers we're doing it in a searching way and a collaborative way so divestiture is important and for those colleges and universities with large investments in fossil fuel related companies it's probably an important issue to take on antioch is not a rich school and in a certain sense that makes the commitment that the board has shown to investing in alternative energy more important it's what we can offer at this time. and how we can help train students to be effective out in the world. when they do graduate from the college and they're going to have to go out and find long term answers to the mess that we have created over the last hundred fifty years or so and sounds like you do a marvelous job of it mark roosevelt thanks so much for being with us tonight.
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thank you for having us down. it's the good the bad of the very very hyperborea lay ugly the good jeff dodd's little girl as this north dakota pharmacist if he could do something about the monsters under her bed he didn't scoff he took action and whipped together a batch of his very own monster spray complete with instructions to spray around the room at night before bed and repeat if necessary. jeff could only whip together a batch of some anti-bank spray it really be the best pharmacist in the world but bad. kevin swanson most moviegoers and critics agree that disney's frozen is one of the best animated feature films come along in quite some time farai pastor kevin
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swanson disagree he thinks it's part of a secret evil plot to turn american kids gay seriously. prince this is evil charged just ivoire i wonder if people are thinking you know i think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my five year old to be a lesbian or or treat homosexuality or beastie ality in the light sort of way i wonder if if the average parent going to see frozen is thinking that way you know i wonder if they're they're just walking in saying yeah. let's get my five year old a seven year old indoctrinated early. actually kevin no parents are thinking that but you are and that's really really weird and a very very ugly tasker republican new hampshire state representative is under fire today for posting an unbelievably offensive cartoon to his facebook page the
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cartoon which shows a picture of two people engaged in a sexual act has a caption reading fifty thousand battered women and i still eat on plane castor apparently posted the comic while defending his fellow new hampshire representative mark warden who made headlines last year when he said that a lot of people like being in abusive relationships. both of. growing up mandatory drug tests are a giant waste of time i'll tell you why and how internets deleted.
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i would rabbit as questions to people. positions of power instead of speaking on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on our t.v. question for. i've
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got a quote for you. that's pretty tough. as they were it's about story. let's give this guy look but smear about john stead of working for the people both issues in the mainstream media were pretty german bridegrooms vision. of the bedroom it was. in the best of the rest of the news benton harbor michigan is finally returning to local control for almost four years that city has been under the control of
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so-called emergency managers appointed by the governor last week the city's most recent and hopefully final emergency manager tony saunders said the better harbor was no longer in a financial emergency and that his time in power would and on monday michigan's republican governor rick snyder approved saunders's decision saying in a statement that this was an important day for the residents of benton harbor going forward a transition advisory board appointed by the governor will work with betting our officials to complete the switch to local control well there's no question that a return to local control is a good thing for benton harbor it's still unclear whether or not emergency control actually helped that city and many people worry that it set that harbor up for further problems down the road joining me now from michigan for more on this is pastor dee alexander bola founder and national spokesperson for change asian agent consortium pastor bowling it is always great to see you my friend thank you so much for joining us tonight. good to be you're good good to be on the show so let me
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start out with this statement from tony saunders the emergency manager from bet in our recent. we've made tremendous progress over the past year the sins accumulated deficit has been eliminated expenditures have been reduced substantially in the city has made a hundred percent of its annual pension payments for the first time in a decade that sounds pretty good what's your response. my response is is that this is not the truth the city have been the harbor only saw this financial problem by taking on more did in fact two point three million dollars was loam to been harbored by who this state of michigan that's right who's the governor of the state governor rick snyder and so you see this state moning been harbor two point three million dollars and then in the wake of that moment tony sanders saying up the financial crisis is over i can go now we must remember this is a low at the city commission has rejected because they didn't want to add to the debt of the city and this was also a loan that was engineered after it a
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a policy to raise the income tax of the residents in the city of bin harbor was defeated by the citizens of that city the emergency manager here is basically part of the governor's plan to to basically posture in a political year to governors running for reelection this year and he wants to get an emergency manager out of bin harbor so he can declare victory as he tries to run to go back to lansing this year and so we must call for out tom and say that this is not a win for emergency management or for governor rick snyder that while also isn't a certain level just saying there's nothing left to sell and there is that that that park i'm assuming that there were other assets that got optioned off to to rich folks that park along the the ocean show or the seashore there like michigan which was supposed to be in perpetuity for the city was sold to
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a golf course wasn't. as right gene clark park give us the park back if you want to help the city have been. harbor all of that property mange street that goals toward st joe that had been earmarked for development that no longer under the control of the citizens have been harper but now it's under the control of a special organization or group there and then let's talk about this transition team the transition team has has members on it that are folks who work for the whirlpool corporation and so basically what you have is the emergency manager comes out a transition team comes in the corporate titan in the area controls the transition team and the state of michigan steel runs the city no restoring power back to the city commissioners or to the mayor or to the citizens of the city have been arbor no long term recovery plan basically we just extend the debt and and we do that so that we can declare victory during an election year if governor snyder gets
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reelected don't be surprised if an emergency manager comes back to the city of bin harbor much like the emergency manager has gone back to cities like highland park where we've seen this policy does not work now so what's what bring us up to date on what's going on and some of the michigan cities where are these little dictators have been put in place over the objection i should say of the voters of the entire state you've got kevin or don in detroit you've got a couple you've got all the murders you manage up in flint as i recall what's going on with that we have about a minute for this right emergency manager in flint highland park is going back under emergency management because the transition team in benton harbor now. and and so kevin or in detroit and so in detroit the pensioners are getting a bad deal city services are being privatized in flint city services are being privatized it's a real estate that is closed in downtown is being given away to developers and been harder who knows what happens when it happened in highland park you have
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a city going back under state government rule but no long term plan for recovery in . in any of these cities let's not even talk about the school districts like the detroit public school district that is under an emergency manager and so this emergency management policy is a policy that it's bad for the public it uses public dollars to to enrich corporate coffers by way of privatization that's a that's that's terrible pastor d.l. xander bullock it's always great to have you with us even when the news is bad thanks a lot for sharing sharing with us thank you so much for having us. as the reality of legalized marijuana inches closer and closer every day more and more americans are rethinking our society's attitude toward drugs but not the american society of addiction medicine and the reason white paper that organization argued
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that we should start expanding drug testing in our schools and in our workplaces as that paper's author put it major need today as the wider and smarter use of the currently available drug testing technologies and practices smarter drug testing means increased use of random testing rather than the more common schedule testing and a means testing not only europe but also other major seeds. i couldn't disagree more drug testing is counterproductive degrading and invasive and i think it's time we put an end to it once and for all although humans have used our katic since the dawn of time drug testing is a relatively new phenomenon really took off with nixon's war on drugs i had a friend back in the early seventy's it was stanley he sold drugs purity testing kits out of the back of high times magazine it's a good business for stanley because it cost about ten cents for the drug testing
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chemicals and he sold the testing kits for ten bucks plus shipping this was so people could test their pot or their coke by the one nine hundred eighty s. though once the drug testing hysteria took stanley a really rich by selling his little drug testing company for millions of dollars to what became a bin drug company and the reason stanley could sell his testing kits for such a big markup of course is because they are so profitable that a ten cents worth of chemicals are sold for thirty dollars sometimes as much as one hundred dollars is drug testing is now a multi billion dollar a year insanely profitable industry and it's only gotten bigger. some estimates approximately eighty four percent of all american men players require pre-employment drug tests that's absolute insanity there's very little to virtually no proof at all the drug tests do anything other than making testing companies rich that's because the a.c.l.u. concluded drug tests do not measure impairment drug tests mainly identify drug
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users who may have used the drug on the weekend as they might use alcohol and who are not under the influence of a drug while at work or when test that's the biggest problem with drug testing if it employs drug use actually affects their job performance and their employer can and should have a discussion with them about it and if they're seriously impaired get into therapy or get him out of a job. any other probing into employees out of work behavior though is just a violation of their basic rights to privacy think about this way there are a whole bunch of things that can affect someone's job performance health issues financial issues spouse oil shoes quality asleep you name it. and if any one of those things becomes a problem that an employer should work it out with his or her employer. but if we took the principle behind drug testing to its logical conclusion then we have employers installing cameras in their work workers houses in their bedrooms to make sure they're getting a full night's sleep after all poor sleep can impair many people worse than
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moderate drug use. because people would say that monitoring employees sleep is an insane idea but it's just as insane as making people pee in a cup if at a factory to work. i mean maybe you could make a case that some jobs like a commercial airline pilot are so dangerous that we should require drug testing for them but i know from years of experience as a pilot and as a passenger with the people who work and also from running a travel agency for the travel agency for years the people who work in the airline industry are so concerned about their safety as well as the safety of their passengers that they self regulate even without the threat of getting fired after a failed drug test. and what's more the work and pay schedule of some airlines particular commuters who pay their workers less than burger king managers and have them working grinding hours have been demonstrated to be a serious safety problem or that crash colgan airlines on those arguably worse than any problem hawk casual drug use is ultimately drug testing gives people
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a false sense of security i talked about this on the radio today on my radio program brought up this topic and a whole bunch of people called in one of them was an airline pilot and he said you know back in the seventy's in the early eighty's when we didn't have drug testing everybody was vigilant about the people around them nobody wants to get into a flight attendant's pilots copilots nobody wants to get on an airplane with an impaired pilot and they would get people's faces. now with drug testing he said nobody pays any attention they figure all other drug tests are catched he said i actually think the part that the cockpits are less safe now. so and then you had a bus driver call in and also make a point about they used to have to actually actually do a test to measure their ability whether they were impaired or out before they could go out of the road the test is gone now it's just drug testing and the test was you know very rarely catching drugs it was because it catching people who work at sleep problems false positives regularly cost people time money and sometimes even their
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careers most importantly though drug testing cuts at the core of our right to privacy it gets us used to regularly having our privacy including the privacy of our own bodies invaded it probably gets the false meme that our fourth amendment is porous when in fact before the ban is very clear in saying that our government has no right to mandate the inspection of your personal papers without getting a warrant first drug testing also promotes the worst ideas about what it means to be both a drug user and a worker in america a problem gets the false mean the drug abuse should be a criminal matter when in fact it's a medical matter and a problem gets the false mean that employers are kings who can do whatever they want to their employees when in fact employers should be treating their employees with respect. what you do on the weekends and in the privacy of your own home is your business and your business alone and no one should be allowed to punish you for it we need to end all drug testing beyond what is totally voluntary let's once
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